Charter money breathes new life into threatened schools

04/30/2004 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Paisley, Ore., and other rural communities have saved their struggling schools by turning them into charter schools. While the original idea behind charters was to create new independent schools, Paisley used the hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal charter startup money to strengthen an existing one.

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