December 21, 2021 9:01 pm

Charter schools force painful public school closings

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Critics of the plan to close or merge several St. Paul public schools argue that making the move without significant community engagement risks alienating the families the City is trying to  get to stay.

In a bid to combat declining enrollment and competition from charter schools, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) officials created Envision SPPS, a proposal to close or merge 11 schools by next fall.

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