The LIBRE Initiative Praises North Carolina House for Expanding Educational Opportunity
Raleigh, North Carolina—Today the North Carolina House of Representatives voted to expand educational options in the Old North State by removing barriers and requirements to access the state’s popular Opportunity Scholarship Program. The bill, Choose Your School, Choose Your Future, will grant every student in the state access to up to $7200 to pay for private and parochial school tuition, books, supplies, and tutoring.
The bill will go next to the North Carolina Senate, where these provisions have been included in their budget proposal released this week, and a supermajority of Senators have signed on as cosponsors.
LIBRE-NC Strategic Director Jeffrey Baldwin issued the following statement:
“As every parent knows, every child is unique. What works for one student, may not work for another. We commend the North Carolina House of Representatives for expanding the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Every family in North Carolina benefits — including North Carolina’s Latino community – by expanding individualized learning and educational freedom.”