Join us for an in-depth look at the impact of charter schools on the Northeast school districts in Wake County. Our panelists are the Wake Board of Education representatives for Northeast Wake County: Roxie Cash and Heather Scott. We invited these leaders to share data on Northeast Wake Schools and to participate in a conversation about how to best balance school choice in public education without damaging the economic vitality of traditional public schools in the same geographic area.
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Background: In April, 2019, school and community leaders from Northeast Wake County asked the State Board of Education and the Charter School Advisory Board not to approve any additional charter schools in Northeast Wake County. They contended that the existing large number of charter schools in their community was causing significant socioeconomic segregation in area WCPSS schools and leaving many of those public schools under enrolled, threatening their effective operation. They cited the over concentration of charter schools in their area as the primary reason not to allow more charters to open in their area over the next two years. They were not successful in their request and 14 more charter schools were approved to open in the 2020-21 school year, six of them in Wake County..