Charter School Advocates Want NC Cap Removed

Advocates of legislation to remove the current 100-school cap for charter schools in North Carolina are worried the effort is getting lost as this year's regular session of the General Assembly may be winding down.

Two Democratic lawmakers and the head of a national charter school group scheduled a news conference Tuesday to urge passage of a bill to end the charter school limit.

A bill promoted by House and Senate Republican leaders in the General Assembly has been in a conference committee for nearly two months. Conference committees are where a compromise between differing versions of the bill is hashed out.

The House version would have allowed 50 additional charters to open annually. The Senate had no limit.

Eliminating the 100-school limit was a Republican campaign promise last year.

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