Argument: Charter schools stimulate competition to enroll students
John Witte and Paul Schlomer. "Going Charter? A Study of School District Competition in Wisconsin". American Political Science Association. September 2, 2004 - we argued and believe we provided significant evidence that competition is also a motivation for going charter. We posited and the data supported that open enrollment and charter schools are working together to enhance the flows of students from home schooling, private schools, dropouts, and from other public school districts into charter school districts. Thus using several different indicators and models, estimating either which districts become charter districts, or the flow and net gain directly from open enrollment, there is no question that charter schools are increasing competition for students in Wisconsin.