Dear Editor, Although the article ["Who Can Vouch for the Charters?," News, April 4, 2003] was done in April 2003 and we are now in April 2004, I still wanted to communicate my thoughts with the Chronicle. So many times, we, as customers, take the time to complain, but don't do the same when a business does a good job. Well, I'm taking the time (although one year past the publication of the article) to compliment The Austin Chronicle. I found several great articles in The Austin Chronicle database comparing charter schools to traditional public schools. I commend you on bringing the facts to the table. The article included percentages and the actual number the percentages represented. Your article, although done in 2003, is helping make the decision on whether or not to send my daughter to a charter school and also is helping me decide which charter schools to consider. Thanks for a job well done. Keep up the good work. I am anxiously waiting for an update in 2004.