From The Dallas Morning News: The hope for charter schools in Texas is that grass-roots nonprofit groups can create niche public schools that provide new and exciting educational choices for parents and students. And many have. But the fear is that the freedoms granted to charter schools allow hefty salaries, nepotism and potential abuse of the public's money. Debate is likely is the legislature, where charter school advocates want to allow an unlimited number of charter holders instead of the current cap of 215. The number of charter schools has exploded to more than 450 because charter operators can run multiple schools.