The Center for Education Reform (CER) released their annual charter school law report card today.  North Carolina is tied with Texas and Utah for the 12th best charter school law in the nation and is only one point shy of receiving a B.

We would improve our grade if we allowed multiple authorizers to operate in the state.  Currently, only one entity, the N.C. State Board of Education, has the authority to approve charter schools.  In other states, universities, school districts, non-profit organizations, and other entities have approval powers.