Charter schools are one option mentioned in the national discussion around “school choice.” They are taxpayer-funded public schools, but still operate differently than traditional public and private schools.
Charter schools are one option mentioned in the national discussion around “school choice.” They are taxpayer-funded public schools, but still operate differently than traditional public and private schools. Nicole L. Cvetnic / McClatchy
Charter schools are one option mentioned in the national discussion around “school choice.” They are taxpayer-funded public schools, but still operate differently than traditional public and private schools. Nicole L. Cvetnic / McClatchy

Diane Smith, a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, has been a reporter for the Star-Telegram since 1997. Smith, who has covered municipal government, immigration and education, has won multiple awards for reporting, most recently as part of a Star-Telegram team recognized by the Headliners Foundation of Texas for coverage of child abuse and Fort Worth’s Las Vegas Trail area.