- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A legislative committee wants more time to consider the effects of allowing 1.5 million North Carolina public school students to choose their classroom anywhere in the state.

Members of a legislative oversight committee on Monday decided to keep studying the issue rather than introduce a draft law ahead of the annual General Assembly session starting next week.

Republican Rep. Bryan Holloway of Stokes County said he wants to hear from school administrators about the idea.

More than 20 states already have laws requiring schools to accept student transfers across district boundaries.

The proposal would let local school districts refuse an outside student if there’s a lack of space or teachers at the school requested, transfers would upset an established desegregation plan, or the student has had discipline problems.

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