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Behind the Headlines: Expanding the conversation on charter schools

St. Louis Public Radio education reporter Ryan Delaney joined Friday's talk show.
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St. Louis Public Radio education reporter Ryan Delaney joined Friday's talk show.

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh went behind the headlines to talk with St. Louis Public Radio education reporter Ryan Delaney about charter schools in the St. Louis area.

The conversation is a follow up to last week’s segment on how charter schools in the area became successful. And while some thrive, others struggle.

“Saying whether or not charter schools have failed is a tough question to answer because it’s subjective and in the eyes of the beholder on what you deem a failure,” Delaney said. He explained that a school closing doesn’t mean that they have failed. Nearly one in three students living in the city’s school districts attend charter schools.

Listen to hear Delaney clarify misconceptions about the status of charter schools and how they operate:

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