Charter schools (page 23)

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    Poll: A clear message on charters

    Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning firm, released results from a poll that asked respondents to evaluate various education reforms and proposals.  The bottom line is that North Carolinians like charter schools. Overall, 54 percent of North Carolinians supported charter schools.  Over 60 percent of Republicans and Independents supported charters, and…
    Terry Stoops, March 30, 2011
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    Betts: Charter bill a “natural reaction” to years of Democratic obstructionism

    Charlotte Observer columnist Jack Betts provides much needed context to the charter school debate: Proposals to raise the cap each year were advanced but those who thought charters threatened traditional public schools managed to block bills that would allow a half dozen or more new charter schools to get…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2011
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    N&O editorial on charter schools is hinky

    Editors of the News & Observer declare, Sometimes there are good reasons why a bill doesn’t just sail through the General Assembly, even when one party that is pushing it holds substantial majorities in both houses. That’s the case with legislation that goes way too far in lifting the…
    Terry Stoops, March 17, 2011