Even with a 22-year record of growth, student outcomes, and parental demand, public charter schools are still not recognized by some as fully part of the public education system and quite frankly, enough is enough. Students at charter schools should not be penalized because parents select the best school that meets their needs.
For 22 years, charter schools have provided options within public education, yet some Texans are understandably confused about how these schools work. Public charter schools are frequently — and incorrectly — lumped in with private, religious, or home schools.
The best way to achieve an adequate, suitable, and efficient education is to move students from a waiting list to a classroom.