With the Kansas City Public School Board weighing shuttering even more schools to help make the district more economically viable and as a way to improve the district’s academic programming, the discussion should turn to, “What about charter schools.” Charter schools were presented as an alternative to a public school system that was unaccredited. They were supposed to be the solution – the better alternative. While some of the charter, and some KCPS, schools are performing well, a number of charter schools are consistently performing worse than some Kansas City Schools. Where is the accountability for those schools? Maybe it’s time to look at closing poor performing charters as an alternative to closing more KCPS Schools. It’s an alternative that should be explored.