Results of Privatizing Philadelphia Schools Mixed A year after for-profit companies take over Philadelphia's worst schools in an effort to raise student test scores, reaction to privatization is mixed. In one school, student reading levels increase, but at another, more than 70 percent of the students flunk at least two courses. Hear NPR's Claudio Sanchez.
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Results of Privatizing Philadelphia Schools Mixed

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Results of Privatizing Philadelphia Schools Mixed

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Results of Privatizing Philadelphia Schools Mixed

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A year after for-profit companies take over Philadelphia's worst schools in an effort to raise student test scores, reaction to privatization is mixed. In one school, student reading levels increase, but at another, more than 70 percent of the students flunk at least two courses. Hear NPR's Claudio Sanchez.