Parents shouldn’t try to save failing public schools.
"whatever the public schools are doing is costly and ineffective. When parents have a choice, that forces schools to change."
Most charters are for profit test factories who select their students and pick the cream of the crop.
Religious schools & charters do not have the resources (think special education and ESL) or extracurriculars (music & athletics) nor gifted and talented programs.
Do legacy attitudes and institutional inertia exist in schools that resemble military industrial factories? Absolutely. But in this day of polarization and unshared reality, do we really want to fracture PUBLIC education?