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Down-ballot Superintendent’s race focuses on school choice, oversight (Audio)
Posted By Clayton Henkel On September 19, 2012 @ 8:34 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
John Tedesco , the Republican challenger in the race for North Carolina superintendent of public instruction, says he is a strong advocate for school choice. But Tedesco tells N.C. Policy Watch that he believes that there needs to be more oversight of charter schools and virtual for-profit charters seeking to expand across North Carolina.
The state Office of Charter Schools has just three full-time consultants to oversee 133 charter schools. (As Matt Ellinwood noted Tuesday that is one consultant for every 44 schools .)
Tedesco agrees that ratio is a concern, noting that the state doesn’t want charter schools opening up so fast that it sets them up for failure.
Tedesco joins us this weekend on News & Views to discuss school choice, his four-point plan  for revitalizing public education, and his bid to become the next state Superintendent. (Next week, we’ll hear from incumbent Dr. June Atkinson on the program.)
For a preview of Tedesco’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below.
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URLs in this post:
 John Tedesco: http://www.tedesco4kids.com/index.html
 one consultant for every 44 schools: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/09/18/expansion-of-charter-schools-should-bring-better-oversight-and-more-accountability/
 four-point plan: http://www.tedesco4kids.com/A_Clear_Vision.html
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfEwMsOut2Y
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