Lee Teague, spokesman for the N.C. Public Charter Schools Association, approved of the qualifiers attached to the section on students’ family income. He had criticized the first version for not saying that schools may under-report enrollment of low-income students.

“All we were saying earlier is that the data was not completely reliable,” he said. “The decision-makers need to know that. That’s what the report now says.”

Still, Teague is not completely satisfied with how the report presents the percentages of charters and traditional schools with good grades and poor grades. He said he planned to talk to a charter advisory board member about it.  Read More