Charter School Admissions as Hard as Harvard?

5/04/09 •

By JAMIE OPPENHEIM, PAUL STEPHENS and MAURA WALZ

April admissions lotteries around the city dramatically illustrated how rapidly New York’s charter schools have evolved into an overnight sensation. They are well-publicized, sought-after, politically active educational institutions. But what are the consequences of all the hype for families hoping to enroll their child in a charter?