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Question of the Week – January 7

There are 115 public school districts in North Carolina, most of which are countywide. Two of these districts — Wake and Mecklenburg — are among the top 20 districts in enrollment nationwide.

Recently, some have advocated for splitting up large school districts to promote local autonomy and personalized learning, among other reasons. Others are concerned about increasing segregation of schools and fiscal inefficiencies that could arise from deconsolidation, among other things.

Generally speaking, do you think North Carolina should split up large school districts? Why or why not? Weigh in below.