Beto Called Charter Schools a 'Good Idea' in 2012. He Was Right. -

Beto O'Rourke voiced support for charter schools when he was running for Congress in 2012. Now that he's running for president, will he stand by that statement?

"I think charter schools are a good idea," the Texas Democrat during in a primary debate. "They encourage competition. They encourage innovation in the classroom, and they're a laboratory for some of the best ideas and concepts in public education today."

O'Rourke suggested that charter schools, which are privately run and publicly...

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