Despite a mediocre charter law, successful charter schools were created in the Tarheel State, but growth was slow and did not meet parental demand. The cap recently was removed, and parents are hoping now to see new charter schools popping-up. Additional barriers to running successful charter schools have been created, however, adding to the difficulty of opening new schools. In a bold move, new private scholarship programs afford parents new power. But the state still struggles with teacher quality and digital learning. School data are easy to access for parents and so is voting, but not enough is being done by lawmakers in the state to ensure parents have real power.