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At long last, the North Carolina House and Senate are set to vote on a conference budget this week after months of delays.
At long last, the North Carolina House and Senate are set to vote on a conference budget this week after months of delays.
 
A report by the left-wing North Carolina Justice Center claims to have uncovered 61 instances of private schools receiving more funds from the Opportunity Scholarship Program than they have students enrolled.
A report by the left-wing North Carolina Justice Center claims to have uncovered 61 instances of private schools receiving more funds from the Opportunity Scholarship Program than they have students enrolled.
 
On Thursday, Democrat North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper hosted a roundtable discussion to highlight what he called “the extreme Republican plans to undermine and underfund public education in North Carolina,” attacking the “unaccountable private school vouchers for the wealthy
On Thursday, Democrat North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper hosted a roundtable discussion to highlight what he called “the extreme Republican plans to undermine and underfund public education in North Carolina,” attacking the “unaccountable private school vouchers for the wealthy
 
RALEIGH: Over the past few weeks, Governor Roy Cooper has continued to sound the alarm on dangerous Republican plans that would gut funding for public education and expand private school vouchers so anyone – even a millionaire – can get taxpayer money for their children’s private school tuition.
RALEIGH: Over the past few weeks, Governor Roy Cooper has continued to sound the alarm on dangerous Republican plans that would gut funding for public education and expand private school vouchers so anyone – even a millionaire – can get taxpayer money for their children’s private school tuition.
 
North Carolina Republican lawmakers recently introduced legislation ( HB 823, SB 406) to significantly expand the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). The House approved HB 823 while similar legislation in the Senate is still under consideration.
North Carolina Republican lawmakers recently introduced legislation ( HB 823, SB 406) to significantly expand the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). The House approved HB 823 while similar legislation in the Senate is still under consideration.
 
Governor Visits Washington Elementary in Raleigh to Highlight Need to Protect Public Education from Extreme Legislation
 
How do voucher programs impact district achievement, segregation, or district per pupil expenditures?
How do voucher programs impact district achievement, segregation, or district per pupil expenditures?
 
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor and Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman sends at least one of his children to a private school with a five-figure tuition despite opposing voucher programs, according to a Friday report from The Washington Free Beacon.
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor and Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman sends at least one of his children to a private school with a five-figure tuition despite opposing voucher programs, according to a Friday report from The Washington Free Beacon.
 
Defenders of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program want a three-judge panel to hear a lawsuit challenging the voucher program.
Defenders of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program want a three-judge panel to hear a lawsuit challenging the voucher program.
 
The Senators urged Secretary Fudge to reconsider this policy, and instead focus her efforts on housing for more Americans in need during the ongoing pandemic.
The Senators urged Secretary Fudge to reconsider this policy, and instead focus her efforts on housing for more Americans in need during the ongoing pandemic.
 
North Carolina’s largest teacher organization is suing to kill a program helping low-income families send their children to private schools.
North Carolina’s largest teacher organization is suing to kill a program helping low-income families send their children to private schools.
 
Between 2002 and 2017, Florida expanded its private school voucher program, and according to a new NBER study, children who participated in the program were the big winners.
Between 2002 and 2017, Florida expanded its private school voucher program, and according to a new NBER study, children who participated in the program were the big winners.
 
Debate over the impact of the Opportunity Scholarship Program was renewed recently when N.C. State researchers Anna Egalite, D.T. Stallings, and Stephen Porter published a study that found “large positive impacts associated with voucher usage in North Carolina.”
Debate over the impact of the Opportunity Scholarship Program was renewed recently when N.C. State researchers Anna Egalite, D.T. Stallings, and Stephen Porter published a study that found “large positive impacts associated with voucher usage in North Carolina.”
 
N.C. State University professors Anna Egalite and Stephen Porter find new recipients of Opportunity Scholarships scored significantly higher than their public school counterparts in math, reading, and language arts.
N.C. State University professors Anna Egalite and Stephen Porter find new recipients of Opportunity Scholarships scored significantly higher than their public school counterparts in math, reading, and language arts.
 
A recent study by the League of Women Voters reported "77 percent of private schools receiving vouchers are using curricula that do not comply with state standards, leaving many students unprepared for college-level coursework or careers in certain fields."
A recent study by the League of Women Voters reported "77 percent of private schools receiving vouchers are using curricula that do not comply with state standards, leaving many students unprepared for college-level coursework or careers in certain fields."
 
A new study by N.C. State University highlights positive academic effects of the state’s Opportunity Scholarship program.
A new study by N.C. State University highlights positive academic effects of the state’s Opportunity Scholarship program.
 
The legislature comes to Raleigh Wednesday for the "short session" and opening day promises to be far more exciting than most years
The legislature comes to Raleigh Wednesday for the "short session" and opening day promises to be far more exciting than most years
 
Enough is enough, say school voucher advocates who want a three-judge Superior Court panel to dismiss Gov. Roy Cooper's lawsuit against North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program
Enough is enough, say school voucher advocates who want a three-judge Superior Court panel to dismiss Gov. Roy Cooper's lawsuit against North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program
 
Last Thursday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation to significantly expand the state’s popular Empowerment Scholarship Account program
Last Thursday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation to significantly expand the state’s popular Empowerment Scholarship Account program
 
Last week Duke’s Children Law Clinic released its study of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), School Vouchers in North Carolina: The First Three Years
Last week Duke’s Children Law Clinic released its study of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), School Vouchers in North Carolina: The First Three Years
 
Yesterday, on February 7th, Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate as US Secretary of Education in President Trump's administration.
Yesterday, on February 7th, Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate as US Secretary of Education in President Trump's administration.
 
North Carolina parents are asking for more education options for their children. Currently one of the most popular options is vouchers (Opportunity Scholarships and Special Needs Scholarships)
North Carolina parents are asking for more education options for their children. Currently one of the most popular options is vouchers (Opportunity Scholarships and Special Needs Scholarships)
 
With the election just around the corner, there is no shortage of polls willing to tell others what the public thinks. So when a pollster tells you they surveyed State Legislators about what they think on K-12 education, choice-based policies and the profession, it catches your attention
With the election just around the corner, there is no shortage of polls willing to tell others what the public thinks. So when a pollster tells you they surveyed State Legislators about what they think on K-12 education, choice-based policies and the profession, it catches your attention
 
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interact with undergraduate and doctoral students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interact with undergraduate and doctoral students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education
 
A new study from the University of Arkansas finds that crime rates among students in private school voucher programs are lower than those among students who attend traditional public schools.
A new study from the University of Arkansas finds that crime rates among students in private school voucher programs are lower than those among students who attend traditional public schools.
 
Lawmakers created "a pretty good fix" to a growing concern that school districts were bypassing the intent of a state law granting educational vouchers to disabled students to attend private schools, said House Budget Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Rob Bryan.
Lawmakers created "a pretty good fix" to a growing concern that school districts were bypassing the intent of a state law granting educational vouchers to disabled students to attend private schools, said House Budget Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Rob Bryan.
 
In a 4-3 decision, the NC Supreme Court ruled that the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides vouchers to low-income families, is constitutional. Obviously I am pleased with the outcome, but I am even happier about the timing. The expected release date for the next batch of Supreme Court...
In a 4-3 decision, the NC Supreme Court ruled that the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides vouchers to low-income families, is constitutional. Obviously I am pleased with the outcome, but I am even happier about the timing. The expected release date for the next batch of Supreme Court...
 
The recent decision by the State Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of school vouchers has turned supporters toward the future and critics toward raising the volume on public discussion.
The recent decision by the State Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of school vouchers has turned supporters toward the future and critics toward raising the volume on public discussion.
 
Parents of students who are relying on Opportunity Scholarship vouchers to offset the cost of private school tuition are facing their second summer in a row of uncertainty.
Parents of students who are relying on Opportunity Scholarship vouchers to offset the cost of private school tuition are facing their second summer in a row of uncertainty.
 
North Carolina routinely routes tax dollars to private service providers - both directly, in the form of Medicaid reimbursements and college tuition grants, as well as indirectly, in the form of public assistance that recipients spend themselves on food, clothing, shelter, and other goods.
North Carolina routinely routes tax dollars to private service providers - both directly, in the form of Medicaid reimbursements and college tuition grants, as well as indirectly, in the form of public assistance that recipients spend themselves on food, clothing, shelter, and other goods.
 
Public schools work for Delicia Hare's 14-year-old son, but not so well for her 8-year-old son Christian Houston. Hare uses the $4,200 voucher she gets from the state's Opportunity Scholarship Program to offset some of the costs of sending Christian to Raleigh Christian Academy. She homeschooled...
Public schools work for Delicia Hare's 14-year-old son, but not so well for her 8-year-old son Christian Houston. Hare uses the $4,200 voucher she gets from the state's Opportunity Scholarship Program to offset some of the costs of sending Christian to Raleigh Christian Academy. She homeschooled...
 
This is National School Choice Week and there are many reasons to celebrate this modest but important idea. School choice is based on a simple truth: Parents know their children better than anyone else. As such, parents - not the government - should control their children's education and where...
This is National School Choice Week and there are many reasons to celebrate this modest but important idea. School choice is based on a simple truth: Parents know their children better than anyone else. As such, parents - not the government - should control their children's education and where...
 
The N.C. Supreme Court says the state can commence administrative preparations for the Opportunity Scholarship Program while it considers an appeal from a lower court's order that ruled the program unconstitutional.
The N.C. Supreme Court says the state can commence administrative preparations for the Opportunity Scholarship Program while it considers an appeal from a lower court's order that ruled the program unconstitutional.
 
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