Who gets to enroll in your school?
While traditional public schools have to accept any student who meets residency requirements, charter schools can be entirely more selective.
They don’t have to take just any student. They can pick and choose based on pretty much whatever criteria they want.
Despite the fact that charters are publicly funded and privately run, transparency requirements are so low in most states that regulators aren’t even allowed to check up on their enrollment practices.
It’s a situation rife with the potential for fraud and abuse with America’s most vulnerable students often being victimized and huge corporations raking in record profits.
Critics say that charter schools routinely accept only the easiest students to educate. They take those with the best academic records, without disciplinary problems or special education needs. This allows them…
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