In the many debates about American public education, there is no shortage of flash points to ignite passions and heat up the rhetoric. Funding. Testing. Teacher Performance. Seniority Rules.
But of the many controversial topics, the one that feels like it burns the hottest is the issue of public charter schools.
To opponents, the spread of charter schools means nothing less than the demise of public education or, as they will tell you, “real” public schools.
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