Following the recent legal victory for school choice in North Carolina, the number of children likely to utilize the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program could more than double. According to a report by Education Week, state officials have already allotted 2,642 scholarships for the upcoming school year.
The Opportunity Scholarship Program awarded 1,216 last year in the wake of a lawsuit challenging the program’s constitutionality. Now, since the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of the program, the number of students from low-income families receiving this assistance could continue to grow.
For more information, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/07/28/nc-voucher-program-expected-to-double-following.html?cmp=soc-edit-tw
Chris Neal ([email protected]) writes from New York, New York.
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