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Debating the value of charter schools in Baltimore

Listen to my appearance on the Marc Steiner show on September 29, 2015, where I debate charter operators in Baltimore about the merits of a lawsuit that they have filed against the city. They are arguing for more budget transparency after the city proposed a plan to lower the dollar amount that the charters would be allocated by the city. The city dropped the plan, but the charters have kept the lawsuit going. I argue that the lawsuit is a distraction from the problem of lowered funding from the state and that the governor should be the real target of protest. Moreover, the charter schools and traditional schools should be fighting together on behalf of city schools for a bugger pot of funding that the state, up until now has decreased. Charter lawsuit