North Carolina's cap on charter schools may jeopardize the state ability to compete for more than $4 billion in “Race to the Top” federal funds. That according to a June 9th press release from the Department of Education.
There has been growing support across North Carolina to lift the cap. Earlier this year the House approved HB 856 which raises the cap to 106. The legislation also makes charter schools subject to very stringent accountability provisions — strong enough for a number of charter school advocates to oppose the legislation.
Will the rumblings from the feds be enough to get lawmakers to finally lift the cap? Who knows, the lure of federal money has been known to do some strange things.