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Don Shalvey

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CEO, University Public Schools.

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MAKING THE GRADE: Charter Schools

with Don Shalvey, Lauren Dutton, Luis Huertavia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Charter schools are public schools that are allowed to operate outside of the normal education bureaucracy. Do charter schools work? We examine this growing movement and look at the evidence: do charter schools out-perform normal public schools? If so, why? Who goes to charter schools? And what happens when for-profit companies run charter schools?