Schools in Charlotte’s affluent areas routinely raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year from involved parents. About two dozen of the city’s schools, most of them low-income, don’t even have a PTA.
Carly Deal is a brand new teacher, starting her first job at one of Charlotte-Mecklenburg's brand new schools. She's the daughter of Pam Deal, who entered the profession 40 years ago and just retired. Her parents helped her move into her new classroom recently.