Newly Elected Leaders Could Show More Support for School Choice

unnamedCHARLOTTE — The results of this week’s election could impact public education, not just on a federal level, but also here in North Carolina.
Voters here elected a Republican state superintendent for the first time in recent history.
Education advocates say these leadership changes in North Carolina and the White House could bring new dollars to the school choice movement.
President-elect Donald Trump says he’d like to put “$20 billion toward school choice,” like charter schools and vouchers for private schools.
It’s a movement North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association Executive Director Lee Teague says he’s looking forward to.
“On the local level, we feel we have not been getting our fair share of the local funding,” said Teague.
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