Comprehensive coverage on Texas’ charter schools
More than most states, Texas takes pride in its deregulated system of charter schools. They’re publicly funded, but anyone with a license can run a school, pretty much as they please. That freedom has produced some remarkably good schools and some lamentably bad ones. A Dallas Morning News investigation found schools at the top demanded great things from faculty and students alike. Schools at the bottom, however, showed pathetic results, and some suffered from nepotism, insider dealing, and misuse of funds.
SOURCE: By The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com/investigations/headlines/20101227-uncharted-territory-texas-charter-schools.ece