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- They can define the number of enrollment slots they wish to make available
- They can admit students only on an annual basis and do not have to take students mid-year
- They can set academic, behavior and cultural standards that promote exclusion of students via attrition.
Although charter schools are frequently portrayed as “public schools,” a recent United States Court of Appeals decision, Caviness v. Horizon Learning Center (2010) suggests that charter schools may not have to provide constitutional protections for their students. Therefore, contract law may apply to conflicts between charter schools and their students, as is the case in private schools. Private schools have a great deal more latitude over disciplinary issues than public schools (Shaughnessy, 2003).