Increase the Opportunity Scholarship Cap!
In North Carolina, Opportunity Scholarships are capped to allow only 2,400 students to receive the scholarships. Over 5,500 students applied last year, resulting in a lottery to determine who will have the good fortune to attend a better school.
Rather than allocate a good education by the luck of the lottery draw, the General Assembly should increase funding for our Opportunity Scholarship program sufficiently so that all eligible applicants can participate.
Join AFP in urging the General Assembly to allocate an additional $6 to $8 million in funding in order to ensure that all students who apply can receive an Opportunity Scholarship.
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