Will NC governor kill popular school voucher program?

Friday, June 7, 2019
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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.

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