In another area, state Superintendent John White praised how a controversial program called Course Choice would be funded under the panel’s plan.

Course Choice offers students hard-to-get courses through private providers.

The state Supreme Court struck down initial plans to pay for the $3 million program using the same source that finances public schools — the Minimum Foundation Program. …

The panel suggested that local school districts apply for a 90 percent state subsidy and retain authority over what classes are offered and who can take them.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...