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Two Cities: Are Charters Opting Out of Special Ed?

One of the first things you notice when you step inside Banneker Elementary in New Orleans is the elevator. You can’t miss it: It’s on your left, just past the security guard. And as Cheryllyn Branch will tell you, that is one well-worn elevator. Branch is principal of Banneker Elementary, one of the few remaining traditional public schools in the city.