Fischer Interview on New Orleans Charter Schools

Fischer Interview on New Orleans Charter Schools Play

Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Kelly Fischer, one of the plaintiffs in a special-education discrimination lawsuit against the state of Louisiana, says last year she was discouraged by a number of charter schools from enrolling her now 10-year-old son Noah, who is blind, autistic and eats from a tube. While charters are free from many of the bureaucratic constraints of traditional districts, such as union contracts and limits on the length of school days, they must follow U.S. antidiscrimination laws, just like other public schools. (Source: Bloomberg)

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