This This law journal article about the self-dealing and corruption in the charter sector. Since it was written, there have been so many examples of scandals, conflicts of interest, & outright theft of public dollars that this prediction seems remarkably prescient. Read the clear analysis by Dr. Ravitch, former ass't Sec'y of Education, and one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the U.S. who just published 'Slaying Goliath 'THE PASSIONATE RESISTANCE TO PRIVATIZATION AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS,. ' C harters need heavy oversight & regulation & unions, to accept all kinds of children, AND TO participate in pensions systems & have their own physical buildings. If the government & ruling elite believe so heavily in charters, then let them raise the money publicly and privately to fund them without taking away from public schools.'