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Controversial plan to allow for-profit charter school takeovers of low-performing NC schools re-emerges

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WATCH PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISAPPEAR: NC Policy Watch reports that legislation is advancing that would permit for-profit charter operators to take over the state's lowest-performing schools, the great majority of them in low-income minority communities. L ow-performing schools in the state are disproportionately serving low-income and minority children. The draft Bryan unveiled Wednesday had few differences from last year’s prospective bill, potentially ceding the power to hire and fire teachers and administrators to private, for-profit charter leaders. Pilot schools would be placed into a special state-run district, with a superintendent chosen by the State Board of Education who would have the power to negotiate operation contracts with private companies, effectively seizing control from local school boards.

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