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Cloning Charters, And Letting Parents Pick Principals

D299.jpgCheck out what's going on in America's heartland, which includes the defeat of a bill to allow current charter schools to "clone" themselveswithout violating the charter cap in Chicago, as well as ongoing debate surrounding local school councils and their right to choose principals. New York City may not have community school districts anymore, but parents, community members, and a couple of teachers give principal contracts in Chicago, and have since 1988. It's amazing, and messy, and currently under seige.

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