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Can Traditional School Systems be Replaced by Charters?

When activists from the District and across the country gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Education Department to call for an end to school closures, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued a statement in solidarity: “It’s time to fix, not close, our schools,” she said.

A few miles away, Andy Smarick argued the opposite: it’s time to close, not fix, our schools.