Charter school report rejected as too negative gets revamp


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s statewide school board will review changes to an annual status report on public charter schools a month after Lt. Gov. Dan Forest complained the update wasn’t sufficiently upbeat.

The State Board of Education is expected to approve the revised report to the Legislature on Thursday. Forest says the addition of charter-school success stories and other updates satisfies his earlier complaints.

The report continues to say that while black and white children attend charter schools and traditional public schools in similar proportions overall, individual charter schools are more racially segmented.

Charter schools operate under fewer rules than other public schools, and some parents believe they offer a better academic and social experience.

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