The Success Academy, the city's largest group of charters, opened a Williamsburg branch (above) this summer and is planning on starting Fort Greene and Prospect Heights locations next.

Charters Target Middle-Class Brooklyn

Originally launched to offer more choice to low-income parents in poorly served neighborhoods, charter schools are increasingly targeting more affluent students in areas that have lots of school options.

Junior Jeremy Lock, 18 (dressed in black) and freshman Patrick Green, 16, leaving Dewey High School in Brooklyn on Friday, June 22. Greene, who studies audiovisuals, produced a video called <a href=" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfnMn62KYx0" target="_blank">"Fight for Dewey." </a> But barring a last-minute change, Dewey will graduate its final class on June 26.

Who Killed John Dewey High?

In the '60s it was an ambitious experiment in progressive education. Today John Dewey High graduates its final class after being closed as a failing high school. What led the Gravesend facility from success to shut-down?