'Boutique' Charter School?

By Jane Hwang - 2011-11-14T21:24:12Z

Photograph by Tony Avelar/Bloomberg

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Social Studies

A fifth-grade student works on a social studies assignment at Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, Calif. While charters are heralded for offering underprivileged kids an alternative to failing public schools, Bullis, a taxpayer-funded and privately run public school, gives an admissions edge to residents of parts of Los Altos Hills, where the median home is worth $1 million and household income is $219,000, four times the state average.