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Bill to Expand Opportunity Scholarships the “right way forward” for North Carolina
|Raleigh, North Carolina—Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina (AFP-NC), the LIBRE Initiative, and yes. every kid. today endorsed S.B. 406 and H.B. 823, Choose Your School, Choose Your Future, which would expand the current opportunity scholarship program to all North Carolina students.
H.B. 823 introduced by education champions Representative Tricia Cotham, Representative David Willis, Representative Donnie Loftis, and Speaker Tim Moore serves as the House companion bill to Senate Bill 406 introduced by education champions Senators Mike Lee, Amy Galey, and Lisa Barnes. The bills would result in the largest expansion of school choice in the state’s history.
AFP-NC Deputy State Director Tyler Voigt issued the following statement after bill introduction:
Jeffrey Baldwin, strategic director for The LIBRE Initiative, also expressed support for the bill saying:
Andrew Yates, government affairs director for yes. every kid. also endorsed the bill:
If enacted, Choose Your School, Choose Your Future would, for the first-time, open North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship up to all students in North Carolina. Through the Opportunity Scholarship, parents can access funding to seek alternatives to traditional public schools, including tuition and fees for a nonpublic school or for books, transportation, equipment, or other required items.
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