Tag: charter schools

Chatham County students choose charter schools, taking $4.3 million with them

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By Bea Wunston Pittsboro, NC – Public Charter School Students who reside in Chatham County transfer significant funding out of zoned public schools. Chatham County Schools public school district budgets 10.4% of local expenditures, totaling $4.3 million, for Charter Schools.…

NC high school sports reform bill headed to governor

By Donna King, Dallas Woodhouse Raleigh, NC – The N.C. legislature passed the Accountability and Fair Play in Athletics on Wednesday, November 17. The conference report for this bill is one of several policy measures working its way quickly through committees…

Competing schools serve NC families well

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools have gone in a variety of directions. Some public-school districts that shut down last spring have never reopened for in-person learning to any significant degree. Others…

School ­­­choice during the COVID-19 pandemic

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By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – There’s always been overwhelming support for programs offering school choice opportunities for disadvantaged and special-needs children assigned to underperforming or unsafe public schools. Modest investments in school choice programs can improve the short-term…

Bring young kids back to school

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Most North Carolina schoolchildren began this academic year trying to learn from home rather than at school. How’s it going so far? Set aside the blame game and partisan theatrics surrounding the issue, and…

Charter schools are here to stay, so deal with it

By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – According to a report (PDF) published by the NC Department of Public Instruction, 79,575, or 5.2 percent, of North Carolina’s public school students attend a charter school in North Carolina this year.  That…