RALEIGH, N.C. – As the school year begins in North Carolina, many students don’t know whether they’ll be allowed to attend the schools of their parents’ choice or the traditional public schools they tried to opt out of.
A Superior Court judge Thursday struck down the state’s new voucher program, which was set to launch this year. Attorneys at the Institute for Justice, which has intervened in the lawsuit on behalf of North Carolina parents, are working on an appeal.
The voucher program, which state lawmakers passed last year, provides scholarships to help low-income families afford private school tuition.
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Authored by Mary C. Tillotson
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