Here again we see the fallacy of this particular anti-charter argument. Charters ARE public schools. They charge no admission, there are no tests required for admittance. They educate more or less the exact same population of student as the traditional public school down the block. They’re not draining resources from the system, they are PART OF the system. Just a new part introduced to address the failure of the old part. It’s disingenuous to say charters drain money from traditional public schools. If schools in MA are underfunded, that’s a budget issue, not a charter school issue.