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Back To School Update On Charter Schools In North Carolina

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Tuesday, August 18

Like them or not, charter schools are growing in number in North Carolina. This year, there are 160 here including two online schools. All get tax dollars for each student they enroll but are exempt from many of the rules governing traditional public schools. That raises questions about how we measure the success or failure of these schools and whether or not they’re really making a difference. We get some answers from a panel of experts and educators.

Ann Doss Helms, education reporter, The Charlotte Observer

Cheryl Turner, director of Sugar Creek Charter School and member of the state Charter Advisory Board  

Rep. Charles Jeter (R-Huntersville), who has sponsored charter-related legislation and is the parent of three students at Mooresville charter Pine Lake Preparatory