Many parents and most students realize that traditional public schools only partially succeed at helping students realize their academic potential and prepare for life in the 2000’s. Nationwide around 40% of students (considering both 2-year and 4-year colleges) entering college have to take remedial courses–usually in math and English–to make up for poor high school programs before they can gain full admittance to college. Given the current public school environment, bright students in particular frequently come nowhere near achieving what is possible for them. Charter schools are a new type of publicly funded school that present alternative educational formats that often focus solidly on college preparation. My guest today is Gisele Pansze, one of the founders of Animas High School, an academically focused charter school in Durango, Colorado. Join us to learn if a charter school might be in the future for your children. For more information on solving problems and getting a good night’s sleep in our Crazy World check out The Magical Dozen. How to Control Your Destiny and Create the Life You Want–In Good Times and Bad.