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Charter bill criticized by Perdue, NC House Dems

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By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- House Democrats and Gov. Bev Perdue are trying to slow a charter school bill that passed the North Carolina Senate last week.

Opponents say the bill would damage traditional public schools and provide little accountability for the alternative schools.

Perdue told the State Board of Education on Thursday she's worried the Republican-backed measure would strip regular public schools of resources and fail to provide adequate oversight for charters.

The House Democratic Caucus had harsher words at a news conference later. Rep. Rick Glazier of Cumberland County called it "an assault on public education." Fellow Cumberland County Rep. Marvin Lucas also ripped the bill.

The bill's primary component would remove the current 100-school limit on charter schools.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Charter schools are WHIPPING THE CRAP out of our public schools in education...PERIOD. SO they are doing something right and we are doing something WRONG....second...why you are afraid of some competition? Last...schools aren't getting stripped of FUNDING like they are claiming..they are actually SAVING money when a child in their district goes to a charter school...

When liberal nut jobs can't defend the truth...they ATTACK...

Whipping The Crap Out Of.....

I have not seen the "Whipping The Crap Out Of Our Public Schools" Report. I am curious where your information comes from. When a student goes to a charter school, how does this save money for the district?

I agree that there are some major problems with public education, but charter schools are not the panacea that their proponents are suggesting.

Why are proponents of charter schools so opposed to oversight? Are they really afraid that the oversight will stifle innovation? or bring light to the flaws within their policy and question their achievements.

Shouldn't public schools and charter schools be compared using the same empirical evidences. Let the "playing field be leveled" and apples be compared to apples. When that is achieved I am sure that some charter schools will be proven to be "whipping the crap out of" some public schools and vice verse.

OMG..

I cannot even correct it...see what happens when you skip your coffee!

Like year round schools

When our son was in Codington Elementary the school was top notch all 5 years he was there. But since it is working NHCSB will only have 2 year round schools, both elementary. There are no year round middle schools here. I guess they are afraid they would be too successful.