If a school falls in the bottom five-percent in the state, the ASD takes them over.
Raleigh-Egypt High School is being matched with the Green Dot charter school program out of California.
The school is then matched with a charter school operator.
Raleigh Egypt is one of three schools scheduled to switch to ASD in 2015.
Raleigh-Egypt parents argue other schools are at greater risk, and question if they were chosen because they have the most students, which means more money for whichever charter school takes over.
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There is a meeting tonight at the Denver Elementary School at 6:00 about this issue. I would just like to ask this question about charter schools and school choice...How can it be called school choice when these charter schools and schools the parents get to choose have unelected school boards? That seems to me to take away the ULTIMATE choice to have any say in how these schools are run. The trend is towards these Alternate School District's but I would warn, the devil is in the details and what is going on in these inner city failing schools will be coming to a school district near you in the future. I know we have to fix the school system but unelected school boards does not seem like a step in the right direction. As always, follow the money...