There are many, many legitimate and valid concerns about the charter school movement, and how it is being pursued both nationwide and in New Orleans. There are many legitimate and valid critiques about the "school choice" model of some school systems.
So let us be sure to separate those valid and legitimate concerns from intentionally misleading hit-pieces that amount to little more than whining about how bad charter schools are. Apparently, bashing current practices based on some fantastic, utopian past has become a sort of cottage industry nowadays.
So I'll refer you all to Greg Peters' reality-based, line-item deconstruction of that particular op-ed.