Peter Greene, a master of metaphor and analogy, has written a field guide explaining how to recognize a charter school fan.

For example,

“If every time your car gets too full of fast food wrappers and empty drink cans, you go buy a new car (and kept the old one so you can make payments on both), you might be a charter school fan.

“If ice cream cones cost a dollar and you only have 75 cents, so you decide the solution is to buy three, you might be a charter school fan.

“If you think it’s a shame that some schools have gotten worse since they let Those People in, you might be a charter school fan.”