From left, N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and Republican state Rep. Jason Saine are among North Carolina politicians who have received campaign contributions from charter school supporters.
From left, N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and Republican state Rep. Jason Saine are among North Carolina politicians who have received campaign contributions from charter school supporters. News & Observer file photos
From left, N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and Republican state Rep. Jason Saine are among North Carolina politicians who have received campaign contributions from charter school supporters. News & Observer file photos

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    A wealthy retired businessman from Oregon says his "significant economic resources" helped get passed a state law that will have charter operators over up to five low-performing elementary schools.