Far from what the name implies, Achievement School Districts would harm schools, hamper teachers’ ability to educate and undermine North Carolina’s constitutional obligation to students.

The North Carolina House is considering replacing Senate Bill 95 with a Proposed Committee Substitute that creates an “Achievement School District (ASD)” comprised of five schools chosen from the bottom 25% of schools across the state. These schools would either be closed entirely or turned over to charter school operators. North Carolina must live up to the unfulfilled constitutional promise that students in these schools will have an opportunity to obtain a sound basic education. The creation of an ASD would further harm these schools.