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Against all the odds, DC’s public charter schools are raising the bar for public education in the District and educating 43% of DC's public school students.

But charters receive fewer public funds than DC’s traditional public schools.

Charters are public schools and should receive the same level of public funding as the city-run public schools. Mayor Fenty tried to cut the public charter school’s buildings budget by 26%.

Will Mayor Gray treat charter students fairly and ensure equal funding for charter students?

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