Charter schools, which receive funding from the the state, are considered public schools. Now we can see that charter schools have a method of behaving like a private school by circumventing another restriction on public schools - not charging tuition. Basis Charter Schools, Inc. is operating as if it were a for-profit private school.
In the debate over supporting public school education in Arizona, little has been said about the role that for-profit charter schools have in undermining the mission of publicly owned schools. I believe it is time to revisit how charter schools are funded and what responsibilities these institutions have to the public at-large.