Minnesota will soon host four thousand teachers from all across the nation. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools will hold its 12th annual convention June 19th - 22nd in Minneapolis.
Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that are allowed to be more innovative while being held accountable for student achievement. While charter schools may seem like a new idea to some, they’ve been a feature of the education scene for 20 years now, and over 2 million students are enrolled. The National Alliance advocates for charter schools and just named a new Chief Executive . Nina Rees will be formally introduced at the convention in Minneapolis . She talked with Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi on KFAI's Weekly News.