It seems more and more Idaho families want their children to attend charter schools as an alternative to public schools. According to figures provided by the Idaho Department of Education, the waiting list for charter schools has experienced large growth in recent years. In 2008, some 6,981 students awaited entry into charter schools, a number that increased to 7,500 in May of 2009. The latest figure, from May of last year, shows 9,304 Gem State students waiting to be admitted to charter schools. The number might be elevated due to multiple entries of names, but the department isn’t sure how many duplicates may be on the list/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter. More here. (SR file photo: Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Principal Dan Nicklay is shown in 2008 after Newsweek named his school one of the top ones in the country.)
Question: Does your child attend charter school? And/or: Are you a fan of charter schools?