The real truth behind North Carolina’s charter cap

Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) has placed real parents in front of legislators who will debate whether to eliminate the state’s charter school cap.

The statewide parental school choice organization produced a video highlighting parents whose children were denied admission during a recent lottery at Charter Day School in Leland, NC. More than 230 parents were vying for less than 90 seats at the school, considered one of the best in the state.

PEFNC sent the video, via e-mail, to all state legislators earlier today.

Senate Bill 8, which is currently in the House, will eliminate North Carolina’s cap of 100 charter schools, remove enrollment requirements that force charters to have lotteries and create a commission that will oversee charter administration and growth.

The video comes amid attacks by special interest groups that have painted the bill as the end of public education in North Carolina. However, this video illustrates very clearly why there is a need to eliminate the cap on North Carolina’s charter schools.

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