NC House Speaker: Consider new summer school program for failing students
With pandemic-related closures threatening a massive loss in learning, House Speaker Tim Moore floats the idea for a summer school on steroids.Posted — Updated
Moore said he didn't have details, and the idea was in its infancy. But he talked about funding not only teacher salaries but student transportation
The proposal would have to be discussed in the coming weeks or months and win backing from both the House and the Senate, as well as the governor.
"We have a real crisis in the works," Moore said.
Lawmakers adjourned their session Wednesday for two weeks. When they come back Jan. 27, the lawmaking and budgeting process will begin in earnest with the opening of bill filing. Moore and other General Assembly leaders have said coronavirus issues, including those tied to education, will be a top priority at the beginning of this legislative session.
Copyright 2023 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.