Mississippi Charter Debate

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Mississippi legislators recently passed legislation that would allow charter schools in the state for the first time. In the Mississippi Delta, the schools report some of the weakest test scores and the state has the highest rate of childhood poverty in the nation. But that doesn’t mean charters will be welcome with open arms.

Guest: Sarah Carr, Journalist who writes frequently for The Hechinger Report.

Read Sarah Carr’s article, for The Hechinger Report, “Mississippi debate over charters, school reform evokes broader racial divide.”