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D.C. Students Benefit from Mix of Charter and Traditional Schools
Summer 2015 | Education Next
In an op-ed in the Washington Post, two leaders of the D.C. Public Charter School Board argue that the goal should not be for ALL D.C. schools to become charter schools. The article is drawn from a longer piece in Education Next, “D.C. Students Benefit from Mix of Charter and Traditional Schools.”
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