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An 'Autopsy' Of Arizona's Charter School Reform And Oversight Bill

Craig Harris
Trevor Huxham/KJZZ
Craig Harris

On March 14, the Arizona Senate passed a charter school reform and oversight bill sponsored State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee. The bill targeted charter rules, the first attempted since 1994.

But Monday, House Speaker Rusty Bowers put the brakes on that effort, saying it lacked, quote, “accountability and transparency” and the was bill riddled with “partisan gamesmanship.”

Now charter reform looks to be dead this session. Craig Harris, a reporter who’s focused on charters for the Arizona Republic, joined The Show to give an autopsy.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.