I'm curious... What do OSer's think of charter schools?
Tomorrow the LAUSD's board will vote on whether or not it will make fifty new school campuses available for operation by charters. (The entire agenda is linked here-this resolution is on page 5 of the pdf)
There are mixed reviews on charters. Some feel that the encroachment of the private sector into what has been a public service will destroy public education. Some say it's a union busting mechanism (but charters were partially initiated by the American Federation of Teachers.) Some consider the charter movement an opportunity to give parents and teachers local control.
Does anyone out there have experience with charters?