Tag:Opportunity Scholarships

  • School choice growth in N.C. impressive

    There are many reasons for North Carolinians to be proud of the statewide education reforms implemented over the last five years. The state has made massive investments in K-12 education with a focus on grade-level proficiency in reading. Accountability is stronger. We pay teachers better. School districts have unprecedented budgetary…

  • Opportunity Scholarships Get Boost In Senate Budget

    North Carolina’s still-young Opportunity Scholarship Program would get a major boost if a provision in the proposed Senate budget becomes law. The Opportunity Scholarship Program, enacted in 2013, provides a child from a low-income family a tax-funded voucher of up to $4,200 per school year to use toward private-school tuition.

  • Deadline To Apply For Opportunity Scholarships Approaches

    Time is running out for parents who are eligible for opportunity scholarships and haven’t applied. The deadline to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides up to $4,200 a year in tuition vouchers for low-income children to use at private schools, is March 1. Darrell Allison, president of Parents…

  • Court Makes the Right Choice

    Plaintiffs in the Opportunity Scholarship lawsuit had to engage in bizarre legal contortions to try to distinguish their case. Martin and the majority refused to play Constitutional Twister with them.

  • “A Lifeline of Hope”

    Tough times may be in store for the nation’s first federally-funded voucher program. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released its latest evaluation (.pdf) of Washington, DC’s Opportunity Scholarship Program.

  • Lindalyn’s Journal

    Last week, in a ruling fraught with far-reaching ramifications, the Florida Supreme Court declared the state’s school choice plan unconstitutional. Argued in June 2005, this pivotal 5-2 decision brought an end to months of waiting and speculation.