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Charter experiment ‘spinning out of control’


What is happening in Durham County, N.C.,  is exactly what charter school critics have long feared: the destabilization of the traditional district system, the Washington Post reports. Ned Barnett, the editorial page editor of the News & Observer wrote in this piece that the spread of charter schools in the county since the state legislature lifted the cap on new charters in 2011 is out of control, serving to “undermine” the traditional system that educates most of the region’s children — without the kind of accountability that school reformers say they love…

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