The color on the walls at this school is supposed to be stimulating and the chairs allow the kids to move and not feel restricted while learning. Charter schools like John Rex are public schools, but they can accept students in different ways. Many do lottery systems. John Rex allows any child withi
t had any issues with teacher shortages. Our board adopted the philosophy early on that we want to pay our teachers more, says Pierce, who also added that he thinks pay is not the only thing the school is doing differently, and that the teachers at John Rex connect to the innovation in the school.