Washington, D.C. –In the second installment on ExtremeHarvardRadical.com, a website dedicated to exposing Josh Stein’s radical views on issues important to mainstream North Carolinians, RAGA is highlighting Josh Stein’s extreme anti-charter school positions.
“Despite North Carolina charter schools enjoying broad popularity and a demonstrated record of success, Harvard radical Josh Stein opposed lifting the cap on charter schools and even proposed an amendment to eliminate their nutritional funding,” said RAGA spokesman Jordan Russell. “Stein’s position is out of step with mainstream North Carolinians who support expanding high-quality choices for their children’s education. Stein’s radicalism on education and many other issues makes him to extreme to be the next attorney general.”
“Newly released testing data from NC’s Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) reveal that NC’s public charter school students academically outperform peers in traditional public schools in 12 of 13 demographic categories.”
“The fact is that charter schools are among the most successful public schools in the state and should receive the recognition they deserve.”
Civitas Poll: NC Parents Want More School Choice
“A new Civitas poll finds that overall, parents want to be able to choose the education that they believe is the best fit for their children.”
Stein Charter School Opposition:
In 2015, The North Carolina General Assembly Worked To Allow Charter Schools To Share Federal Funding For Public Schools. Editorial, “Surprise Bill Grabs The Public Schools’ Lunch Money To Boost Charters,” The News & Observer[Raleigh], 9/29/15)
Stein Moved To Eliminate Child Nutrition Funding From The Change Because Charter Schools Are Not Required To Provide Meals. (Editorial, “Surprise Bill Grabs The Public Schools’ Lunch Money To Boost Charters,” The News & Observer[Raleigh], 9/29/15)
Stein’s Attempt To Eliminate The Child Nutrition Funding For Charter Schools Was Unsuccessful. (Colin Campbell, “NC Senate Votes To Shift Funds From Traditional Public Schools To Charters,” The News & Observer [Raleigh], 9/28/15)
The Senate Passed The Bill, Which Would Allow Charter Schools To Share Funding, Gifts, Grants, And Sales Tax Revenue, On A 25-19 Vote. (Colin Campbell, “NC Senate Votes To Shift Funds From Traditional Public Schools To Charters,”The News & Observer [Raleigh], 9/28/15)
Stein Voted Against House Bill 539. (HB 539, Roll Call #736, Passed 25-19 Stein Voted No, 9/28/15)
On February 24, 2011, Stein Voted Against Senate Bill 8 “No Cap On Number Of Charter Schools,” Which Eliminated The Charter School Cap. (Senate Bill 8,Roll Call #29: Third Reading Passed 33-17, Stein Voted No, North Carolina General Assembly, 2/24/11)
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