Charter schools

Education
4:15 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Are Charter Schools A Threat to Traditional Public Schools?

Keri Brown

The push for more competition and school choice in North Carolina is changing the state’s education landscape.

In 2011, state lawmakers voted to lift the 100-school cap on charter schools, allowing an unlimited number of tax-supported, independent schools. Now education officials say as many as 170 new charter schools could open in the Tar Heel state in 2015.

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