2013-10-10 / Opinion

Charter Schools are Public Schools

To the Editor:

The Oct. 3 "Out of STEAM?" article by Tom Shevlin contains an error. He writes in the second paragraph that the Newport County STEAM Academy is a private school. This is completely inaccurate. A charter school, by definition, is a public school. This error bothered me enough to write because many opponents of charter schools mistakenly believe that charter schools are elite-like private schools, which is far from the truth. This article only further feeds this misconception.

Karen Chang Newport

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