Argument: Charter schools can generate strong funding from foundations
"Charter Schools' Big Experiment". Washington Post. June 9, 2008 - Before Katrina, Louisiana had passed a law friendly to charters, so Kleban and other charter founders faced few obstacles. Paul G. Vallas, a former Chicago and Philadelphia schools chief, was hired last year to run the Recovery School District, which splits responsibility for regular public school oversight with the Orleans Parish School Board. Vallas was allowed to add charters to his district. Charters "helped us get back in the game" quickly, he said, because the new schools could tap federal funds and private foundations.