REMEMBER, when you read this, that it is your tAx money that would support public education, that goes to these private schools, sold as 'choice! The findings on the charter industry were dismal in The NEA 2019 report!. As one would expect, public money+weak regulation+lax oversight=fraud, waste, and abuse. Of the 44 states that allow charters schools (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico), only five jurisdictions rate 'mediocre' or better The report concludes that nearly every state (44 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) is failing to require adequate oversight over the charter school sector. Statutes in forty states received “F” grades. Five states that have laws requiring some oversight received “mediocre” ratings, with grades ranging from “D” to “C-“.