The charters enjoy the privilege to send [to DC public schools] the students its schools decide they cannot educate. DCPS, on the other hand, must enroll without question any resident student at any time. DCPS cannot send the charter schools the students that it decides it cannot educate.
Is it fair for two school systems to receive public funds, but one is privileged to recruit from the other and then get rid of the students who don’t meet its standards and then receive praise for its high standards for being superior to the school system to which it returned its unwanted students, the ones they decided they could not educate?
What would the DCPS graduation rate be if it did not have to accept students that the charters decide they cannot educate? What would the charter rate be if it did not have the private school privilege to get rid of students it didn't want?