Charter schools falling out of favor in Kansas

The number of charter schools in Kansas is rapidly declining, dropping from 33 in 2010 to only 11 this year, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. Supporters of charter schools say the problem is that charter schools in Kansas must be approved and overseen by their local school districts. In other states, charter schools operate more independently. But critics argue that charter schools divert funding from public schools and haven’t proved to be more successful.