Proliferation of New Orleans charters raises questions

03/4/2009 | National Public Radio (text and audio)

After Hurricane Katrina, charters sprang up all over New Orleans, and now more than half of the city's students attend a charter school rather than a traditional public school. But students with disabilities are twice as likely to remain in traditional schools, which are also known to have more behavioral issues. "I am concerned that the charters are pushing their problem children onto us," said public elementary-school Principal Ayeesh Jones.

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