Challenges Facing Charters & Traditional Public Schools

Challenges Facing Charters & Traditional Public Schools

Kojo explores the complex relationships between traditional public school systems and the growing networks of charter schools that share the same jurisdictions.

Traditional public schools and public charter schools often compete for the same students. But a debate in the District over the recent approval of a charter school location that's directly across the street from a public school with a similar mission is stoking concerns about whether charters and traditional schools can complement, rather than compete, with each other. Kojo explores the complex relationships between traditional public school systems and the growing networks of charter schools that share the same jurisdictions.

Guests

Emma Brown

D.C. Education Reporter, Washington Post

Kavitha Cardoza

Special Correspondent, WAMU 88.5 News

Abigail Smith

Deputy Mayor for Education, District of Columbia

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