The cartoon above represents a charter school taking away government funding, meant for public schools. The charter school takes the money and uses it to fund their own schools. It also shows how the money dedicated for U.S. public education is starting to dwindle away. A charter school is defined as a publically funded independent school established by teachers, parents, or community groups under the terms of a charter, with either a local or national authority. The differences between charter schools and public schools are that one chooses to attend a charter school and that they have more freedom in regulations, but still have to show high performance in their test results. Charter schools have become popular over the past several years due to their ability to experiment in their curriculum that they teach. I believe that public schools serve the same purpose as charter schools and can produce equally good results.