CHARTER SCHOOLS RISE TO THE CHALLENGE Jackie Goldberg argues that “co-location hurts enrollment because charters lure families away from district schools.”

Well, of course! Since they offer a better product, they do indeed lure families away from failing district schools.

Parents need a choice if their child’s school is failing, and a charter school may very well provide that escape valve.

Due to pandemic-related issues, declining birthrates, inferior education, radical curricula, etc., government-run schools are bleeding students. Whereas traditional public schools (TPS) had 50.8 million students enrolled in 2019, the number had shrunk to 49.4 million one year later. The federal government now projects that public school enrollment will fall even further – to 47.3 million – by 2030, an almost 7% drop in 11 years.