School (De)Consolidation

What’s best for North Carolina’s school children — bigger, consolidated districts or smaller, locally controlled districts? As some citizens push to break up or deconsolidate the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system, others work to combine or consolidate the Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange County systems. Who wins and who loses? Is this about budgets or test scores? Host Rusty Jacobs speaks with Representative John Rhodes of Mecklenburg County, Lindalyn Kakadelis, director of the North Carolina Educational Alliance, John Poteat of Public School Forum, and Kathy Christie, vice president of research and information of the Education Commission of the States about the ideal size of school districts. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

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