Charter Schools

Charter Schools: North Carolina opened its first charter schools less than 10 years ago. Today, there are nearly 100 schools and 20,000 charter school students in the state. New studies show students at charter schools may have more trouble meeting academic standards than their counterparts in traditional public schools. Melinda Penkava hosts a discussion on the growth of charter schools in North Carolina, and the challenges these schools face. Listener Call-in. (57:00)

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