Beacon Journal | 11/28/2005 | Charter schools will go on trial
I am all for getting kids the best education possible. If public schools are failing then I do feel that Charter schools should be given a chance.
HOWEVER, they have not proven themselves yet. One of my complaints was that early schools could refuse anyone admittance - which of course means that they could skip mainstreaming mentally disabled kids, kids with behavior problems, and generally anyone they felt would bring down their test scores (or drive up their costs). If you want to compare public school performance to Charter school performance then both must take any child or the comparison is moot.