There’s a fascinating conversation taking place among members of the Wake County Board of Commissioners and Wake County school board about issues of governance and policy. One of the issues is potential county funding for public charter school construction. Judge for yourself, based on reporting by the News & Observer, whether board member Susan Evans — she’s the board member who ripped the microphone out of the hands of fellow board member Deborah Prickett when she didn’t agree with Prickett’s comments — understands that charter schools ARE public schools.
On the charter schools issue, Evans charged that many charters are run by private groups and for-profit companies, stating that it wouldn’t be fair to give them money for school construction.
“I’m not sure that taxpayers will think this is a fair way to spend these funds that are so desperately needed to meet the ever-growing capacity needs of our public school system,” she said.
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