Charter schools are public schools. As such, they are supposed to be open to all. But a new draft report from the Philadelphia School District has found that some charters put "significant barriers" in front of those who try to attend.
Read the Philadelphia Public School Notebook story on the report here.
It cites these examples:
"In at least one case, an unidentified charter made its enrollment application publicly available on only one day during the year. Another unnamed charter required applicants to complete an 11-page application, write an essay, respond to 20 short-answer questions, provide three recommendations, be interviewed, and provide records related to their disciplinary history, citizenship and disability status."