Charter Schools

NC Considers Increased Independence for Charter Schools

More autonomy from their biggest competitors

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Some North Carolina lawmakers want to take oversight of taxpayer-funded charter schools away from the state school board that runs other public schools.

A state Senate committee on Wednesday considers legislation that will broadly change how charter schools operate. A new 10-member charter school board would decide the financial accountability standards the schools must follow, and how to treat charter schools that aren't meeting expectations.