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Special Report: Class Struggle - How charter schools get students they want

Teresa Villanueva (L) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (R) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Teresa Villanueva (L) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (R) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Teresa Villanueva (L) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (R) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Heather Davis-Jones (R) and her daughter Shakia at their residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Heather Davis-Jones (R) and her daughter Shakia at their residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Heather Davis-Jones (R) and her daughter Shakia at their residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer
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Teresa Villanueva (R) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (L) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Teresa Villanueva (R) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (L) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Teresa Villanueva (R) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (L) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Teresa Villanueva (R) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (L) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Teresa Villanueva (R) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (L) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Teresa Villanueva (R) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (L) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Eleven year-old Laritza Villanueva's paperwork is shown as she receives help on her charter school application at the Barrio Logan College Institute in San Diego , California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Eleven year-old Laritza Villanueva's paperwork is shown as she receives help on her charter school application at the Barrio Logan College Institute in San Diego , California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Eleven year-old Laritza Villanueva's paperwork is shown as she receives help on her charter school application at the Barrio Logan College Institute in San Diego , California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Teresa Villanueva (L) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (C) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Teresa Villanueva (L) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (C) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Teresa Villanueva (L) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (C) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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The email announcing an opening in a charter school for Heather Davis-Jones's daughter Shakia is pictured at their residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

The email announcing an opening in a charter school for Heather Davis-Jones's daughter Shakia is pictured at their residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

The email announcing an opening in a charter school for Heather Davis-Jones's daughter Shakia is pictured at their residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer
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Teresa Villanueva (R) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (L) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Teresa Villanueva (R) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (L) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Teresa Villanueva (R) and her 11-year-old daughter Laritza receive help on their charter school application from Barrio Logan College Institute counselor Jennifer Pena (L) in San Diego, California, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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