Charter schools' spending varies in the Mecklenburg area, per-pupil outlays ranged from $6,194 to $15,157
I am a product of public education in North Carolina: my high school graduating class was the first one to go all twelve years under court ordered busing here in Mecklenburg. I also graduated from Central Piedmont Community College, Appalachian State, and UNC-Charlotte ... so I know firsthand that NC has a very good public education system from kindergarten to college.
I don't dismiss the value of charter schools but I do have a problem with for-profit entities running them.
Queens Grant, operated by the Michigan-based National Heritage Academies...a for-profit chain that operates 71 schools in nine states
Queens Grant is located in my community and I have several friends who send their children there. They are pleased with the education their children are receiving but National Heritage is using money intended for PUBLIC education to pad their bottom line.
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