Tag:Opportunity Scholarships

  • House bill would expand access to Opportunity Scholarships

    North Carolina’s lawmakers are moving to advance school choice. Republicans on Thursday, Jan. 28, introduced House Bill 32, Equity in Opportunity Act, to reform the Opportunity Scholarship program. The bill would expand low-income students’ access to scholarships, integrate state funding, streamline…

  • Truitt, Mangrum debate Opportunity Scholarships, reopening schools

    Reopening schools is the top priority of Catherine Truitt, the Republican candidate for state superintendent.  Truitt also wants to defend the Opportunity Scholarship program, but her Democratic opponent, Jen Mangrum, argues learning must take a back seat to teacher safety. Opportunity Scholarships provide low-income students up…

  • Children, parents must have opportunity to choose 

    A save-the-system-not-the-student mentality is at the center of the “left-leaning” N.C. Association of Educators’ lawsuit to thrust a dagger into the heart of our state’s school choice options.  “Vouchers for private schools are an affront to a state that has a long and…

  • What does 2019 hold for school choice?

    It’s safe to say the 2019 legislative session will see clashes between Democratic and Republican lawmakers, and a few of these will probably revolve around education and school choice. Although school choice isn’t entirely a partisan issue, the parties tend to disagree on how best…

  • Special Needs Education Savings Account in high demand

    North Carolina’s Special Needs Education Savings Account has seen a surge in applicants, outnumbering the available slots for the school-choice program. Applications closed April 2 with 1,430 students applying for the 330 open slots. The number of slots was determined by the General Assembly’s allocation…

  • Cooper, NCGA will butt heads over Opportunity Scholarships

    Gov. Roy Cooper says he wants to defund North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program against the will of North Carolina’s conservative legislative majority. “Obviously there will be no voucher funding in any budget that I propose with the General Assembly,” Cooper told The Associated Press before his…

  • AFP-NC pushing fiscal responsibility, economic growth

    Americans for Prosperity–North Carolina, a conservative grass-roots organization, on Wednesday released a 2017 legislative agenda that puts state spending limits atop the project list. AFP asked the legislature to consider a Taxpayer Protection Act and to push tax reforms allowing North Carolinians…