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North Carolina court clears injunction on private school vouchers

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The North Carolina Supreme Court clears the way for taxpayer money to go to private school vouchers.

The program stalled in February after a lower court issued an injunction blocking it from moving forward.

Education groups and dozens of local school boards including Pitt and Onslow Co. challenged the Opportunity Scholarship Program.  They believe that taxpayer money should go to public

Last year, the General Assembly approved state funds to go to the program which offers money to low-income families to send their children to private or religious schools.

The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled today state officials could hold a lottery to decide the first round of students who qualify for the program.

Parent’s for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) started a campaign in support of the program.

“Today’s historic decision vindicates the over 4,500 parents who applied for their child to receive an Opportunity Scholarship and puts parents back in the driver’s seat of their child’s education,” said Darrell Allison, president of PEFNC.

The program was supposed to start in the fall but the state is unsure if it will anymore.  There is still a question of whether or not another injunction will be issued on the entire program not just the lottery portion.
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