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JOAN VENNOCHI

Charter school battle erodes middle ground

Education reform has turned into such a bitter battleground, it’s easy to forget it was forged over a search for common ground: the best way to teach children and maximize their learning potential.

Instead, the policy debate has become so polarized that it often seems detached from the very people it is aimed at helping — parents trying to figure out the best path to a decent education for children with different needs and abilities.

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