RALEIGH – The school choice movement is on the rise in North Carolina, where advocates hosted a celebration Tuesday to mark their gains and to press for more opportunities for families to attend options other than traditional public schools.

Education policy changes made this decade by state lawmakers have helped create a trend in which enrollment in traditional public schools has declined while more students are enrolling in charter schools, private schools and homeschools. While supporters of traditional public schools decry the changes, school choice supporters argued Tuesday that North Carolina is now doing a better job of meeting the needs of individual students.

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