When the State Board of Education meets next Wednesday and Thursday, it’s expected they’ll decide which charter schools should be granted “fast-track” status.
Since December, the NC Public Charter School Advisory Council has reviewed more than two dozen applications, whittling down the list to just nine charters that could open as early as August.
N.C. Policy Watch reporter Sarah Ovaska joins us on News & Views this weekend to discuss the growth of charter schools since the General Assembly lifted the cap last year, which limited our state to 100 such schools.
Ovaska also talks about the push by the nation’s largest for-profit virtual education company to open an online charter school in North Carolina. (While K12, Inc. is not under consideration for fast-track status, she notes the model should raise some concerns among taxpayers.)
Click below for a preview of Ovaska’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon. For the list of the charter schools that could get the green light to open this fall, click here.