Just starting as the Executive Director of a Charter School, I have found that the Public School District hates us even more than the private. We do more with less and manage the less with actual business common sense (which isn't so common anymore!). I come from being the President of a private College for a number of years and public Colleges/Universities hated us too. But one of the best tools to transform our educational system k-12 and Higher Ed, is to break the Unions of the K-12, Tenure for Higher Ed. When the ED bubble burst and it is for H.ED. by transforming K-12 that Charter and Private AND Home Schools is doing we will be there to do the same for H.Ed!!!