Local Or State Control?
Last updated 3/8/2021 at 1:38pm
For many years there have been disputes as to which decisions should be made at the state level and which at the local level.
Decades ago North Carolina state government approved an ABC model for public education. Schools were to be held accountable based on students’ performances on standardized tests and to emphasize the basics of education while as much control as possible was to reside with local schools and school districts.
Until COVID-19 emerged last spring, the state has been consistent in enforcing accountability on traditional public schools based on test scores, has generall...