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Challenges Facing Charters & Traditional Public Schools

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.

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