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Why Not High-Quality Public Charter School Options for Rural States?

Opening a public charter school in a rural setting is more challenging than most would anticipate and support is scarce. With more leaders like Marcos Martinez stepping up to the plate, more great charter schools can flourish in areas of need like rural states and communities.

Espiritu Charter Schools Exemplify Student Leadership in their Instruction

In January 1995, my family established the non-profit organization Espiritu Community Development Corporation in South Phoenix, where nearly 65 percent of the community is of Hispanic descent. Espiritu Community Development Corporation was a response to what was happening in the community at the time-gang activity, violence, and untimely deaths of our youth.