State Law Restricts Charter School Admissions

Published June 20, 2007

Dear Editor:

Jamie Berndt asks, “What do we do with the kids who are not accepted by private schools and charter schools … ?” [“Letter: Tolerant schools,” June 20]

It is a popular misconception that charter schools have selective admissions. They do not. The only barrier keeping charter schools from offering quality education for ALL children is the state law preventing them from doing so.

Michael Van Winkle ([email protected]) is legislative specialist for education policy at The Heartland Institute.