On Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” last night, KIPP founder Dave Levin said his charter schools, which offer high-level academics, strict discipline, and more time in class, are more “magical” than “mystical.” Watch the clip to see what KIPP charters have in common with Hogwarts.

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