Lieutenant Governor: Charter Schools Report Uses Correct Data but Lacks Context

— Nearly one week after calling a draft of the state’s annual charter schools report too “negative,” Lt. Gov. Dan Forest told WRAL News on Monday that “there’s nothing wrong with any of the facts and statistics (in the report), but I believe some of the data needs to be qualified.”

Forest took to Twitter Monday to slam the media for failing to report that the state’s charter schools have a greater percentage of Asian and Pacific Islander students than traditional schools. He also found fault with the report for leaving out positive news about charter schools, including “that 3 of the top 5 public schools in NC are charters,” he wrote, citing U.S. News & World Report.  Read More…



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