Amid the continuing debate over school choice and whether North Carolina should even allow charter schools, people on both sides of the issue seem to agree that Buncombe County’s five charters stand apart from their counterparts across the state. Asheville has about as long a history with charter schools as any Tar Heel city. Francine […]
It is frustrating that we continue to hear some education officials and “experts” naming charter schools among the “threats” to public education [“Back To School,” May 1 Xpress]. This attitude, asserted by people who influence public understanding, is territorial, unfounded and has gone on for too many years now. Lumping charter schools into a category […]
Bills to increase the number of charter schools in the state and to institute a “No Adult Left Behind” program moved forward in the N.C. General Assembly this past week, along with authorization to make Grandfather Mountain an official state park.