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Question of the Week – April 2

The school performance grade formula has been a subject of steady debate in the General Assembly, with some lawmakers advocating for academic growth playing a bigger part in the grades because they say it is a more effective indicator of how well teachers are doing their jobs. Proponents of keeping academic performance front and center say it measures whether students are where the state wants them to be education-wise, so it’s important to keep the emphasis on it.

This week, we want to know your thoughts about school performance grades. Should schools be publicly graded on performance in the first place? How should that grade be calculated? Share your thoughts with us below.

For a closer look at the topic of school performance grades along with the results of how hundreds of North Carolinians answered these same questions, read our report on the People’s Session.