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Inside/Out: Full-time School for Only Half the Kids at St. Charles

At the St. Charles youth prison, half of the high-school-age kids are not attending class full-time. There aren't enough teachers. In other words, teenagers locked up in the State of Illinois don't get a basic education. It's a situation that has existed for years. And it highlights the failures in the four-year long effort by the Department of Juvenile Justice to change the way it helps troubled kids.

As part of our series Inside and Out we've had a glimpse of what education in St. Charles looks like for those who actually do go to class full-time. There are problems there too. WBEZ's Robert Wildeboer has the story.

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