Other Facts People Should Also Know:
1. Just because we don't have collective bargaining here does not mean that PAGE and GAE don't lobby the legislature and keep the status quo. They are very powerful ... like other "unions."
2. Yes, it is. Charters come up for renewal every 5 years. We have had charter schools (my own included) who have not been funded properly and who have not been given unused facilities or other services provided by law. Several of the charters who have started pushing on their rights have been both implicitly and explicitly threatened about renewal. Without an appeal process (that cannot be legally challenged) all charters are at the mercy of districts.