11/10/2010

Charter schools are growing in popularity in Chicago, with some 11,000 students on waiting lists. However, data show that students are leaving the charters at a high rate. Critics say the schools weed out the weakest students -- particularly those who are struggling academically or have behavioral difficulties -- but charter officials say they carefully consider all transfer requests and work hard to ensure that struggling students stay on and improve.

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