Charter schools are a lightning-rod issue in public education. Charter schools are privately-run schools that operate with taxpayer dollars, often with greater funding and less accountability than publicly-run public schools. Some voices warn of the privatization of public education through charter schools; others advocate for the partnering with charter schools for such reasons as greater funding for and assistance with historically-underperforming student populations. Here are some resources for persons wishing to learn more about the impact of charter schools on publicly-run public schools.