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Competition, basketball, and school choice

Former Charlotte Mayor, Republican Richard Vinroot, used his history as a college basketball player to discuss the importance of competition and school choice at a Shaftesbury Society special presentation at the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh on Monday.

The talk, part of National School Choice Week, had Vinroot explaining the important role that charter schools and even opportunity scholarships play and will play in equalizing education in North Carolina. Vinroot, an attorney at Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, also talked about his experience starting Sugar Creek Charter School in Charlotte, and the resistance he received from traditional public school leaders. 

Watch below to see his remarks. And go here to listen to EdNC’s podcast with him after his presentation at the John Locke Foundation.

Alex Granados

Alex Granados was the senior reporter for EducationNC from December 2014-March 2023.