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Texas tried to incentivize school districts to work with charters. Districts are turning to local nonprofits instead.

Not many school districts are partnering with charter schools, in some cases because they know it wouldn't be politically palatable in their communities.

Erin Pickens, a 4th grade teacher for Buffalo ISD, helps a student in her classroom in Buffalo on March 28, 2019.

A cautionary tale

Charter battle

Will it work?

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