Charter schools deserve scrutiny

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Charter schools are here to stay in North Carolina. As their numbers increase, however, the ability of the taxpayers to keep track of just how their money is spent is shrinking.

When the Charlotte Observer tried to get teacher salaries for its region’s charter schools, it was told those records aren’t public. State officials are interpreting the laws that created independent charter schools to exempt them from the same level of financial scrutiny as traditional public schools.

That’s just wrong.

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