Neither was there a return to the loyal but small ghetto of charter 77.
Around the same time, charter schools and testing came along and made everything worse.
Thousands of charter schools don't provide subsidized lunches, putting them out of reach for families in poverty.
c.1200, from Old French chartre (12c.) "charter, letter, document, covenant," from Latin chartula, literally "little paper," diminutive of charta, carta "paper, document" (see chart (n.)).
early 15c., "provide with a charter," from charter (n.). Meaning "to hire" is attested from 1806. Related: Chartered; chartering.