School Reform Group Pushing for More Charters

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Monday, June 18, 2012

While much of the talk about Chicago schools revolves around a potential teachers strike, one education reform group kicked off the summer this weekend with a push for more charter schools.

WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports New Schools for Chicago (NSC) has already raised millions of dollars for charter schools. Now it’s training parents to be advocates for their children in public schools and charter schools; and to spread the word among neighbors who might be unhappy with the Chicago Public Schools.

Patricia Porter said she went outside the district after her special needs daughter didn’t make academic progress for five years.

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