Currently, the redistricting of NC congressional & state legislative boundaries is controlled by the state legislature. In 2018, a federal district court ruled that NC's congressional map had been subject to unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering.
This week is National School Choice Week. North Carolina permits the formation of charter schools, which are publicly funded but are not managed by the local school board. Proponents of charter schools say they increase opportunity and encourage innovation, among other things. Opponents of charter schools say they contribute to segregation and take funding away from traditional public schools, among other things.
With 2018 behind us, we want to know what your New Year's Resolution is. Are you hoping to volunteer more? Spend less? Lose weight? In 2019, EducationNC and Reach NC Voices plan to cover the people, places, and issues that matter most to you. What should we cover in the new year? Weigh in below.
As we wrap up 2018 and look towards the new year, we want to know what your mood is. Is North Carolina heading in the right direction? What is the single biggest issue facing our state in 2019? Weigh in below.