Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Work For A Charter School?: Gothamist:
"Some readers are probably wondering what's so wrong about charter schools. The short answer is that these schools sap resources and disengage families from the public system (particularly in our poorest districts, where they are most concentrated), and represent a slimy, secret campaign by private equity types to privatize education in America. On average they don't perform any better than public schools, and many perform worse."