It would not surprise me if there are some games going on with the chtearrs. It is sadly the nature of any business in NJ government. I would surmise that it is less than the education cartel but would never be naive enough not to believe there isn't some.But unlike some of the critics who essentially just focus on some dislike of Christie or who like to find fault in a sunny day, or for that matter just enjoy the sound of their own whining, perhaps someone will get the opinions of those parents and students who currently are in charter schools?We have a lot of Doctors discussing the status of the patient and no one is asking the patient directly.Is the purpose of the education system to educate or is it mostly just a business opportunity and a way to spread tax money onto special interests and cronies? Is somewhere in all the rants and complaining some attention being given to the childen ? Most of what I read here is about personal issues and bias and not much that every seems to consider the real victims. People have their own agendas and no matter what the issue they seem mostly concerned about getting in their own digs or attacks and less so about solving a problem or helping people. Once again, no wonder we live in the sad state of affairs that we do.