Some more problems with charters -- (at least where we live)
- They don't address the needs of sn students, and they run kids with even minor LDs out.They take the *cheapest* children to provide education to. This is so huge and offensive to me.
- When re-locating for a job (or the military or whatever) in cities with a high % of charters and magnets, which sometimes go along with a lack of neighborhood schools, it can be impossible for a family to get their child into a decent school, or even insure that all children will be attending the same school. It becomes a system that parents need to play into and plan a year in advance, screwing over children who's parents lives are changing. It makes getting a child into a decent school a game that parents need to devote months and months to. And if you move there, you are just screwed for the first year, and then your kid has to change schools twice for one job move.
- Transportation. In our city, magnets provide transportation, charters do not. It makes them self selecting again, and can cause children to not be able to continue attending if something changes, such as a parent's work hours.