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The Charter School Divide

“A primary rationale for the creation of charter schools, which are publicly financed and privately run, was to develop test kitchens for practices that could be exported into the traditional schools,” the New York Times reports.

But years later, the paper says both traditional schools and charter schools agree shared ideas aren’t flowing between the two systems as originally planned.


When Neil J. McNeill Jr., principal of the Middle School for Art and Philosophy in Brooklyn, learned that fewer than 4 percent of his students had passed state exams in math last year, he was frustrated.

Read more at: www.nytimes.com

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