More Charter Schools for Maryland? | WYPR

More Charter Schools for Maryland?

Jan 29, 2015

Expanding charter schools in Maryland is a top priority of Gov. Larry Hogan. But do charter schools improve public education or do they only benefit a select few while leaving some students worse off? Our guests: Jason Botel, charter school advocate, and executive director of MarylandCAN; Adam Mendelson, managing director of the Maryland State Education Association, the state teachers union; and Helen Gym, an education advocate who offers a cautionary tale about Philadelphia charter schools.  Guest host Aaron Henkin

Production help from Midday intern Kerry DeSantis 

Should there be more charter schools in Maryland? Newly inaugurated Governor Larry Hogan would like to tweak the law to make it easier to open and operate charter schools in the state.