Charter schools. School Vouchers. Private Schools. Home Schooling. Sarah Tully, a contributing writer, is filling in for staff writer Arianna Prothero, who is on leave. Join the discussion as Tully examines the implications of school choice for students, families, and education. Tully is a resident of Arizona where her family participates in some of the state's public school choice options.
The eight states that have staunchly resisted charter laws could shrink in number after midterm elections Nov. 4. That, combined with forceful advocacy efforts, could help push the holdouts toward embracing the publicly funded, independently operated schools.