WHYY: With charter schools looking to expand, communities could feel ripple effects

By Benjamin Herold, of WHYY/NewsWorks;
Video by Kimberly Paynter

“The majority of families in Philadelphia wish they had more high quality school options to choose from,” said Mark Gleason, the executive director of the Philadelphia School Partnership and a central figure in the Great Schools Compact.  “They don’t understand why, if we have example of schools that are really good, why can’t we have more of them.”

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