This article reminds us that charter schools are NOT public schools, but are privately managed organizations draining money from public schools. Money taken from the public schools attended by the vast majority of Milwaukee’s students is sent to private religious schools. Public schools must adjust for stranded costs while paying to serve a higher percentage of special education students & students with disabilities, because private schools won’t take them. Forcing public schools to increase class sizes, reduce offerings such as music and lay off staff. Ultican recounts the history of charters and vouchers in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.