A pro-charter school group wants to get people talking about the issue again and is trying to return a charter expansion bill to the foreground.
The legislature hit the 'pause' button on a bill intended to lift the 100-school limit on public charter schools. After the House and Senate passed vastly different versions of the bill and appointed negotiators to come up with a compromise, the whole thing went underground for nearly two months.
Parents for Educational Freedom, a group that wants more charters, has organized a news conference for Tuesday morning to bring the issue back to public attention. The only Democrat to support the House bill, Rep. Marcus Brandon of High Point, is scheduled to speak, as is Democratic Sen. Malcolm Graham of Charlotte.