Civitas Institute: Why North Carolina Needs a Voucher Bill
As mentioned before, North Carolina’s proposed school voucher legislation would make it the most extensive program in the nation. The following Civitas Institute article discusses some of the key reasons why our state needs this type of legislation.
Why North Carolina Needs a Voucher Bill
Posted on June 7, 2013 by Bob Luebke in Education
North Carolina lawmakers have an opportunity. After spirited debate by participants on both sides of the aisle, last week members of the House Education Committee approved a bill (HB 944) to provide low income children with a voucher of up to $4,200 to attend nonpublic schools. The action was an historic first step in North Carolina to expand real educational opportunity for those who need it most. This morning, HB 944 was included in the House budget bill. For legislators on both sides of the aisle, indisputable facts and compelling reasons demonstrate why North Carolina should move forward with this legislation. Read more…