JLF Triangle Blog

Freshman Lawmaker Proposes Letting School Districts Go All-Charter

Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith reports on a proposal that seeks to unleash innovation in K-12 education.

While the Republican leadership is talking education reform — including offering more choices for parents and students — a freshman GOP representative is putting forth a new twist on charter schools.

Rep. Donny Lambeth, R-Forsyth, would like to give entire school districts the option of converting to charter school districts.

Lambeth, who was chairman of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education for 18 years, said that school officials often discussed charter schools and their flexibility.

“It often came up that charter schools have an advantage because they don’t have to follow the same rules and regulations that we follow,” Lambeth said.

He said in his discussion with other educators, the concept evolved that traditional public schools and charter schools should cooperate more.

“Charter schools make public schools better,” Lambeth said. “Competition makes everybody better.”

Leave a Reply

........As you post your comment, please conform to Right Angles's simple comment policy: we welcome all perspectives, but require that comments be both civil and respectful. If you wouldn't say it to a co-worker in front of your boss, it probably is not civil and respectful. We will delete any comment that fails this test and issue a warning to the poster. A second offense will result in a ban on commenting on this site. In sum, disagreements, arguments even, are welcome; abusive behavior is not. Thanks.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

February 2016
« Jun    

RSS Feeds


JLF Network Websites & Blogs