If your friends or family ask you to explain what is the matter with charter schools, here  is a succinct summary.

Arthur Camins writes:

The problem with publicly-funded charter schools goes far beyond the lack of oversight, transparency, and accountability. Most fundamentally, they are an assault on democracy. Individual choice is no substitute for democratic governance (See:https://goo.gl/lKAIKT). In addition, they drain limited resources from remaining public schools, exacerbate racial and socio-economic isolation, and undermine public investment in socially responsible solutions for all in favor of “saving” a select few.