According to WaPo, one school district in New Orleans will close its traditional schools and rely on only charter schools to provide K-12 education. This decision means students (and parents!) will choose from among private providers of education. Some opponents, of course, worry that gubmnt bureaucrats will no longer have control of, or a say in, the education.
They should NOT worry so much. Successful profit-oriented charter schools will have to be open to parental input, will have to strive to provide good products, etc. Those that don't will lose students; those that do will grow and thrive.
Parents will have a choice. The marketplace is a stern disciplinarian for those who don't measure up.