Charter schools are not private schools. They are publicly funded schools that families can choose instead of their traditional neighborhood public school. But unlike traditional public schools, charters are run by independent boards (rather than a government bureaucracy) and are not constrained by oppressive union contracts. When they’re oversubscribed, as they are in New York, charters must admit kids by lottery. And recent test scores confirm that charter schools know what they’re doing.
New York’s Charter Schools Get an A+
August 6, 2012 By