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The MTA is pushing for a three-year moratorium on high-stakes tests like PARCC. (dcJohn/Flickr)
The MTA is pushing for a three-year moratorium on high-stakes tests like PARCC. (dcJohn/Flickr)
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Increasingly when we talk about education, the debate can quickly resemble something of a battlefield: advocates for public districts versus those who want more charters, doubling down in their respective camps.

But some education advocates say there's a "third way" in education, one that incorporates the best ideas and practices from charter schools and district schools in an attempt to make all schools better. Can a "third way" work?

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Chris Gabrieli, CEO of Empower Schools and chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. Empower Schools tweets @EmpowerSchools.

Lisa Guisbond, executive director of Citizens for Public Schools. She tweets @lguisbond.

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WBUR: Beyond The Charter-District Divide, A ‘Third Way’ For Schools

  • "Education advocates, many calling the divide between charter and district schools a 'civil war,' met in Boston last week to present their proposed peace treaty: a so-called Third Way."

This segment aired on June 6, 2016.

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