Charter schools, like all public schools, are tuition-free . However, it is important to understand why students do not have to pay to receive a high-quality education at a charter school. As public schools, charter schools are publicly funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars similar to district-or traditional-schools. This funding ensures that charter schools are free, public, and open to all.Do charter schools cherrypick students?
Charters' cherry-picking of students is reality, not myth - as his own article demonstrates. And this cherry-picking can take many forms. In a nutshell, Mathews contends that charters can't pick their students, since applicants to over-enrolled schools are almost always chosen via lotteries.