Rep. John Bell earned recognition this week as a “Legislative Champion” by the N. C. Coalition for Charter Schools.
Lindalyn Kakadelis, executive director of the Coalition, said, “Rep. Bell understands that children from all families and backgrounds deserve the chance to choose a school that’s best for them. On behalf of the 130,000 public charter school students, we’re grateful for his support in the legislature.”
Public charter schools are a free, public alternative to district zoned schools and are available to all. They complement, rather than compete with, district public schools by offering innovative teaching methods and more flexible curriculum options. Students do not need to live in a particular zone, or even in the same county, to attend a public charter school.
“It is an honor to be recognized with this award for helping advance policies that expand educational freedom, promote school choice and empower parents over their child’s education,” said Rep. Bell.