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Bill would allow charter schools to give enrollment preferences to some preschoolers

BY: - June 28, 2023

Senate Democrats on Tuesday peppered Republicans with questions about an amendment to House Bill 219 would allow charter schools to give enrollment preferences to graduates of certain preschools. Students whose parents or guardian are on active military duty would also be eligible for enrollment preferences under the changes to the Charter School Omnibus bill. Sen. […]

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Memo to charter school advocates: Get your facts straight; stop undermining traditional public education

BY: - May 29, 2020

North Carolina charter advocates continually complain of an “unfair” funding system despite regularly outspending comparable traditional public schools. An analysis of expenditure data from the ’18-19 school year indicates that charter schools maintain a small, $83 per-student local funding advantage over similar public schools. Charter advocates seeking greater investment in charter students should stop trying […]

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New report: Charter schools already receive more than their fair share of local funding

BY: - September 20, 2016

A new “must read” today from the NC Justice Center’s Education and Law Project: New report finds that contrary to legislative debate, local spending in charters in fact exceeds traditional public schools RALEIGH (September 20, 2016) – Despite political debate and support by charter school advocates surrounding “fair funding” of North Carolina charter schools, local […]

Parents, school leaders, legislators push to block controversial charter funding bill

BY: - June 9, 2016

House Bill 539 began innocuously enough last year, taking up public access to school playgrounds, Sherrie Cannoy points out. Cannoy, a parent with a daughter in the Randolph County public school system, notes it’s this version that passed the N.C. House unanimously last year. The dramatically Senate-revamped version that landed in the House Education Committee Thursday bore […]

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Western NC advocates weigh in against charter school funding bill

BY: - September 29, 2015

With lawmakers on the verge of passing controversial legislation to expand funding for charter schools at the expense of traditional public schools, yet another voice is speaking out against the proposal. Proposed charter school bill masks true budget issues By Amy Wamsley and Lynn Michie There are few things that stir a dust-up among education […]

Senators sneak bill that diverts money intended for traditional public schools to charters

BY: - September 22, 2015

If you thought the dust had settled in Raleigh now that lawmakers have agreed on a final budget for 2015-17, think again—late Monday afternoon, Senate lawmakers gutted a House bill and inserted language that would divert money intended for use at traditional public schools over to charter schools. Sen. Chad Barefoot spoke in support of […]