Charter schools have become one of the most sweeping school reforms in the United States in recent decades. Charter schools seek to reform public education through a blend of elements found in public schools (universal access and public funding) and elements often associated with private schools. When American’s think of education, they usually think of public education. However, through the years this has slowly been changing. Many parents’ today are deciding to home school their children. As the article states, the number of children being home schooled has increased in recent years. Parents should have different educational options to choose from, both wihin and outside of the public school system.