Will NC governor kill popular school voucher program?

Friday, June 7, 2019
 | 
Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

classroom scene 2North Carolina's governor is drawing fire after he proposed cutting funds for the state's popular school voucher program.

The scholarship program, enacted in 2014, pays for tuition, supplies, and other expenses if parents choose to send their children to private schools that quality to receive the funds.

Minority students comprise about 30 percent of recipients.

Tami Fitzgerald of the North Carolina Family Values Coalition says it's egregious that Gov. Roy Cooper would try to kill a program that has grown every year. She puts the blame on teachers’ unions.

"The teachers unions' only goal is to keep the public schools in business,” she complains. “And they don't care about the parents or the choices they might make for their own children."

According to The Daily Caller, Gov. Cooper has proposed freezing and eventually cancelling the scholarship program which currently gives a voucher worth up to $4,200 to children to attend private school.

A group called the Job Creators Network has launched a billboard campaign throughout the state aimed at the governor, calling on him to reverse his decision, the story reported.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What would you say is Joe Biden's biggest liability in his quest for the Democratic nomination?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Parachutists jump over Dutch heath to mark WWII operation
Hong Kong protesters burn flag, police fire pepper spray
Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert
Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden's son
Hurricane Lorena threatens Mexico's resort-studded Baja
US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran
Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

LATEST FROM THE WEB

'Almost impossible mission': The 8,000-mile nonstop flight to save a US soldier's life
School cancels football game days after cheerleaders are punished for pro-Trump banner
Trey Gowdy rips 'deeply partisan' Adam Schiff
How Elizabeth Warren used fake Native American identity to get ahead
New details reported on Trump-Ukraine call as Dems clash with White House on complaint

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
University refuses to teach its students foundation of their country

Founding Fathers praying (painting)A public university is openly resisting a state law requiring graduates to finish their education with classroom lessons about America’s historic founding documents.