Wake County could be in line for a massive expansion in the number of charter schools.
In a blog post Tuesday, Terry Stoops, director of education studies for the the conservative John Locke Foundation, writes that 14 groups have filed letters of intent with the state Department of Public Instruction to open charter schools in Wake County for the 2014-15 school year.
The Wake contingent is among a group of 161 applicants who filed letters of intent. Stoops writes that 33 applicants are from Mecklenburg County.
The state says there were 154 letters, not the 161 reported by Stoops. Click here to download a spreadsheet with all the applicants.