Not all charters fall into the same category, some have been failures while others, have been successful. There have been more then enough success stories to where we should be supporting them. They do need to be monitored however, and some sort of connection to their success must be written into thief contracts. So the bad can be eliminated and the good can expand. The crying about it takes from public is BS, it is still the general public being educated by those schools, it is just an extension really. As far as special need and disability, i have an issue with the disproportionate amount of funds spent in those areas, compared to what is spent. On kids that outperform their peers. My be personal. My I was really sick of hear she tested out at year end numbers but we want to hold her up, and wait for the rest of the class to catch up. All becouse from grade 8 and under, there was nothing for kids that excelled in our system. All the funds went towards those students who needed the extra help. Just imagine if those who did excel, received just as much individuals attention and funding as those who used to be left behind? The advances, the contributions they would have to society, instead, they get bored, stray, become outcast.