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Big charter school operators can stymie innovation rather than promote it

Big charter school operators can stymie innovation rather than promote it

It may be worth asking teachers in Baltimore City charter schools how they feel about Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed charter expansion legislation ("Senate panel rewrites Hogan's charter school law," March 26). The majority of charter school teachers I know are opposed to Mr. Hogan's package. Maryland purportedly has the "most restrictive charter law" in the country — as if that's a bad thing. Many of us beg to differ. Originally, charter schools were the brainchild of American Federation of Teachers leader Albert Shanker, who saw charters as laboratories, designed and run by teachers, to serve as grounds for innovation that could be...

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