N.C. looks to get in the race, but charter stance may hurt chances

09/2/2009 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

To qualify for Race to the Top federal stimulus money, the North Carolina Board of Education is considering changing its policy to allow the use of student test scores in evaluating teachers. But another obstacle is a state law limiting the expansion of charter schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has repeatedly criticized such limits, but state officials have asked him to reconsider his emphasis on charter schools as a criterion for qualifying for the funds.

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