The political debate about charters is not likely to wane anytime soon. But parents can't wait for that to play out. It is past time to end our patchwork system of financing school facilities and make it easier for high-performing charter schools to give more kids a chance to succeed.
I am a first-generation American whose Mexican immigrant parents instilled a very different sense of citizenship than that espoused by the UNO and its network of charter schools. For me, civic responsibility includes speaking truth to power.