3. Yes, they do. What does that have to do with anything?
4. They currently have the ability, but that is in question because: 1) the Supreme Court said the local districts have EXCLUSIVE control and 2) They said charters aren't "special" schools, which is all the state can authorize. The charters appealing to the state will not change, so they would still not meet the definition of "special" school. Plus, Sally Fitzgerald of PTA confirmed a suit is pending, which would either close the schools down OR reduce their funding to $3500 per pupil and they'd be unsustainable.
5. See #2 AND the growtih of the charter sector will certainly, with unchecked power given to districts, stop.
Put kids first, not systems.