• Gov McCrory to speak at rally for NC school choice


    ong> - (AP) Supporters of private and charter school education have made substantial gains in North Carolina in recent years. Now they'll join Gov. Pat McCrory and other supporters of expanding education options for students and parents with a rally.

    Thursday's event at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte is during National School Choice Week, which is being anchored in the state by Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina.

    The General Assembly removed the 100-school cap on charter schools in 2011. Legislators also agreed to give students with disabilities taxpayer grants to attend private school or get tutoring. Another law signed by McCrory last year expanding similar grants to some children in low-income families is now being challenged in court.

    Other rally speakers include the school choice week movement president.

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