Pfeffer News

10.11.2011

Charter Schools’ Success TBD

Toledo, OH



StateImpact Ohio – In 1998, Ohio opened its first 15 charter schools.
There are now more than 300, and they’re enrolling more than 100,000
primary and secondary students.  Ohio is paying upwards of $500 million
to support those schools. But as Ida Lieszkovszky reports, as charter schools have grown, so have
divisions between them and traditional public schools.



Click here to listen to Part 1 of the story.






Cleveland, OH



Urban districts are often among Ohio’s lowest rated schools. So many
parents who can afford to, head for the suburbs once their children
reach school age. Lieszkovszky reports one group of parents in Cleveland decided instead
to open their own school.



Click here to listen to Part 2 of the story.

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