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Kate Apfelbaum: How to Help Thousands of Poor Kids Get Into High-Quality Schools

July 23, 2014

Massachusetts has some of the best public and charter schools in the country--its charter schools help low-achieving kids learn twice as much in a school year as their counterparts in traditional schools. But 10,000 kids in poor school districts sit on charter school wait-lists, because the state restricts charter school enrollment. Join the podcast with guest Kate Apfelbaum from the Pioneer Institute to learn what crazy, contradictory laws Massachusetts has that keep kids from the best schools, and how to start unraveling that legal knot. SeeApfelbaum's paper on this topic, too.