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Schools Bucking The System

Exciting things are suddenly happening in education. In some places, charter schools bucked the unions and got results, while in others, inner-city kids are doing well on benchmark tests.

John Stossel reports on the innovations at the Success Charter Network in New York and American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland, Calif. “Let’s destroy the system and create a system that serves kids,” says charter school director Deborah Kenny. Hurricane Katrina made that experiment possible by destroying much of New Orleans. Now 70 percent of New Orleans students attend charters, and they’re learning more. Here’s the rest of the story with Stossel.

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