Stories tagged: "vouchers"

Jessica Landis, center, with Chance Spieser, 3, and Harmony Spieser, a rising 5th grader in New Hanover County public schools. They attended a public school rally in Raleigh on June 21. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
Op-Ed: Private School Vouchers Violate NC’s ‘Moral Obligation’ to Provide Public Education

The head of the state’s education association says proposed legislation would benefit wealthy families but do nothing to address urgent issues in public schools. 

Crowds cheer during a 2018 demonstration against the GOP-controlled NC General Assembly's education policies, including the state's expanding private school voucher program. School funding is one of the areas that figures to suffer if Republicans eliminate the state's corporate tax. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
Most North Carolinians Oppose Public Spending on Private, Religious Schools, New Poll Finds

Schools teaching outdated Biblical views of the world have reaped millions in public funding in the last decade. 

In 1969, famed children's television personality Fred Rogers, better known as "Mister Rogers," passionately defended funding for children's educational programming before a US Senate subcommittee. (Image via screenshot)
Why Mister Rogers’ 1969 Plea for Children’s Programming Matters to NC’s Underfunded Schools Today

The beloved television personality understood the role of funding a strong public education system. Why don’t NC lawmakers?

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, calls the session to order at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. Some educators are asking lawmakers for a waiver on standardized testing this year after another year upended by coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Most NC Families Support Public Schools. Why Don’t Our Lawmakers?

With NC lawmakers returning to Raleigh, an educator says top priority should be funding public schools, not expanding school choice.

Seven NC plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of the state's Opportunity Scholarship voucher program for private schools. (Image via Shutterstock)
Parents Look to Overturn NC’s Private School Voucher Program, Alleging Religious Discrimination

Seven NC plaintiffs file lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of NC’s Opportunity Scholarship voucher program for private schools.