by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
As Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports, in the second Hometown Debate about education, state Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Orange) had this to say about accountability for public charter schools in North Carolina.
When it comes to holding charters schools accountable, one legislator, Rep. Graig Meyer, D-Orange, said education policy experts in other parts of the country call North Carolina the Wild, Wild West.
That’s just fine with Terry Stoops, vice president of research and director of education studies at the John Locke Foundation.
“You talk to any principal or superintendent in the state and they will tell you they want charter-like flexibility. They want to be like charter schools and have the flexibility our charter schools have,” Stoops said. “If that is the Wild, Wild West, then every principal and superintendent in the state wants to visit.”
What else was said about public charter schools and private schools in North Carolina? Read on.