From The Los Angeles Times: For years, Synergy Charter Academy couldn't get the time of day from the Los Angeles Unified School District, at least not when it came to its most urgent need: space. California law says charter schools are entitled to a share of district facilities, but every time Synergy founders asked if they could have at least a portion of the new facility, they were told, "Check back with us next year." Last year, they finally got the answer they were waiting for. In the fall, Synergy will move into spacious, modern classrooms, which it will share with a traditional public school. Synergy's struggles reflect a common theme among California charter schools: Real estate is the single biggest hurdle that many face, and they have complained that school districts have honored their obligations only grudgingly, if at all.