St. Louis mayor pushes charter schools

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is seeing pockets of success at both the charter schools he aggressively promotes and city schools that sometimes compete with the rival charters for students and resources.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that Slay has spent nearly seven years cultivating some charter schools intended to provide parents with a reason to stay in the city rather than move to suburban school districts. His efforts come in a city in which three out of four public schools are failing.

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