Where are all the charter people and change-minded folks in the reader comments on this blog, I sometimes wonder? Like them or not, they get up every day and try and do right by kids and parents. Just in a different way than you do. Because, like it or not, they're out there. They're not so few in number as they may seem here. Parents -- not all of them fools, now -- still seem to keep sending their kids to them despite all the awful things that you may tell them. But they're almost never on the site as commenters at least.
Rare is it that someone gets up and says, "I teach at a charter and we take everyone and my kids are getting as good or better as they used to get at their old school." Which they should. Some of them seem to be doing a good job, just like some regular schools are. Not all of them are working for awful bosses or referring troublesome kids out to other schools. So, kudos to everyone who's doing a good job, no matter what type of school or organization they're in, and feel free to weigh in here if you want. People may disagree with you but there won't be any personal attacks (and you can write anonymously, too). It would be contentious and uncomfortable sometimes to have district and charter teachers commenting together, but it'd be real. Until then, I'll remind readers every now and then that the reader comments here are great but don't represent the full spectrum of educators and do-gooders who are out there.