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Tue July 29, 2014
A statewide look at the support and opposition to Charter Schools
The debate over charter schools in Ohio has heated up, and several schools and the organizations that run them are currently under investigation. Proponents of charter schools point to them as an option for parents seeking schools that best suit their children. Critics say the schools siphon funding from local public school districts and that many produce poorer academic results than traditional public schools. Joining us to take a look at the current controversies surrounding charter schools are Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau reporter Andy Chow, and Doug Livingston, education writer for the Akron Beacon Journal.