On the charter school cap

I’ve never understood why there was a cap on the number of charter schools in North Carolina. Seemed the antithesis of freedom to me.

It’s not as simple as all charter schools are better than public schools. They’re not. Roger Bacon is better than most of its public school counterparts because the school has a commitment to excellence.

North Carolina has 100 counties. The 100-school cap has been in effect since 1996, and with some counties having more than one charter school already, this leaves some counties without a charter school.

Opposition to charter schools in North Carolina centers on claims charter schools don’t offer the same opportunities for lower-income students because charter schools do not provide bus transportation.

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