make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Perdue signs law to end charter school cap

READ MORE:

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Beverly Perdue says a bill she signed
into law eliminating the longstanding 100-school limit on charter
schools will provide more public school choices while keeping
authority over them within the State Board of Education.
Perdue's office said the governor signed Friday the bill
finalized last week by the General Assembly to end the cap.
Republicans made eliminating the cap a top priority during this
year's legislative session. A bipartisan compromise bill passed by
wide margins after GOP leaders backed off a broader measure that
would have shifted more charter school authority to a new
commission separate from the state education board.
Charter schools are tuition-free, taxpayer-funded public schools
free from many of the rules governed by traditional schools. The
cap had been in place since the mid-1990s.

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

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.