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Privatizing Education


Last updated 8/1/2016 at 5:23pm

As we look over the results of the recently concluded session of the North Carolina Legislature, it is striking how much energy was devoted to advancing the privatization of North Carolina’s public education system.

The expansion of a voucher system, will hand over students and their financial support to private schools, will increase from a budgeted $44.8 million in 2016-17 to a shocking, $144.8 million by 2027-28. A second successful bill, opposed by the National Association of Charter Schools, limits the State Board of Education’s ability to close low performing charter schools an...

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