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Debating the Success of Charter Schools

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Debating the Success of Charter Schools

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Debating the Success of Charter Schools

Debating the Success of Charter Schools

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A new national study re-ignites the debate over the promise and limitations of charter schools. Created as alternatives to failing public schools, charter schools were supposed to offer more innovation and less bureaucracy. But what about academic achievement?

Guests:

Bella Rosenberg, author of the report "Charter School Achievement on the 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress," published by the American Federation of Teachers

Joe Nathan, director of Center for School Change at Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota

David Domenici, co-founder of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School

Mike Feinberg, superintendent of KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Academy in Houston. Co-founder of KIPP.