The writers claim that "families are choosing" charter schools now that 50 of the 200 public schools are being shut down as if this were something to brag about. If Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York are any indication, the only ones hailing this as a good thing are the corporations and non-profits that have something ideological, financial, or political to gain from such reform. Parents and communities all across the country are up in arms, protesting by the thousands and rallying to save their public schools. Bait-and-switch corporate moves such as the "parent trigger act," which was the brain child of The American Legislative Exchange Commission, use parents to advocate for school closures, and then corporate model-run charter schools like KIPP move in a serve as replacements. When parents in Los Angeles discovered they had been had by this new legislation, they fought back. Perhaps Baltimore can learn for their cautionary tale?