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N.C. Charter Schools Want Share of Lottery

By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo — January 24, 2006 1 min read

A new advocacy group for North Carolina charter schools is pushing for its fair share of revenues from the state’s new lottery.

The North Carolina Students for Equitable Lottery Funding held press conferences in nine locations throughout the state last week. Group leaders argued that the state’s charter school law prevents such schools from claiming a share of the projected $400 million in annual revenue once the lottery kicks off later this year.

Passed in August, the lottery law earmarks profits to school construction, college scholarships, and pre-K programs. Another state law, however, requires charter schools to pay for their own facilities, according to the North Carolina League of Charter Schools in Raleigh.

About 30,000 students attend 98 charter schools in North Carolina.

A version of this article appeared in the January 25, 2006 edition of Education Week

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