U.S. Charter School Movement Gains Traction

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There are more than 4,000 charter schools across the country, with more than 1.4 million students enrolled. But some wonder if the increasingly popular model is just an isolated example of innovation and experimentation, or if charter schools have the power to fundamentally change the nation's education system.

Jay Mathews, education columnist for The Washington Post, explains the charter school movement and whether its future is bright.



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