Removing the charter school cap will likely be one of the first items of business when the General Assembly reconvenes in Raleigh month. I’ve written frequently (here and here) on why this is a good idea. Evidently, there are lots of North Carolinians who think so as well. Results from a new Civitas Poll show strong bi-partisan support for removing North Carolina’s fifteen year-old cap on the number of charter schools. In a poll of over 600 likely voters, 73 percent said they support removing the cap, 22 percent said they favor keeping the cap, while 4 percent of respondents were undecided. To access the press release highlighting Civitas Poll results press here. The results represent a significant increase over last year when 56 percent of respondents favored lifting the cap and only 24 percent opposed the idea.
Let’s hope lawmakers follow the voice of the people and remove the cap.