The Calcasieu Parish School Board is not in favor of charter schools. Why would they be? That would be like Coke inviting Pepsi to a party. When parents decide to put a student in a charter school ... the money that would have went to the public school instead goes to the charter school. Charter schools across the country are offering parents a free alternative to public schools. Which is better for your child? Are you in favor or opposed to more charter schools in Lake Charles. Take our poll.