Well, based on the side question of “charter schools” and staying power, this author certainly has made up her mind:
I emailed Megan a week or so ago. She’s done a decent job with the facts, but it seems like some of her financial data is a bit off (understated) and she tends to get quotes from those favoring charter expansion without citing outcomes and the like (tending to also bury counter claims). Not saying she is right or wrong, but she clearly has a viewpoint. She did also quote our study!