Opportunity Scholarship Act http://wunc.org en Private School Vouchers Become Available, Despite Lawsuits http://wunc.org/post/private-school-vouchers-become-available-despite-lawsuits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new program that will help low-income families afford to send their children to private schools has started accepting applications, despite harsh criticisms and legal challenges that have plagued it.</span></p><p>Critics of the voucher program insist it will tear money away from public schools, while supporters have hailed it as a way to give low-income families school choice.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 03:19:47 +0000 Reema Khrais 29866 at http://wunc.org Private School Vouchers Become Available, Despite Lawsuits Legislative Committee Approves Voucher Bill http://wunc.org/post/legislative-committee-approves-voucher-bill <p>A legislative committee has approved a measure that would allow low-income students to get taxpayer money to attend private schools.<br><br>The bill, called the<a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H944v0.pdf"> Opportunity Scholarship Act</a>, would set aside ten million dollars for two thousand scholarships beginning on July first. $40 million more dollars would be set aside for students the following year. Tue, 28 May 2013 20:49:58 +0000 Jessica Jones 16155 at http://wunc.org Legislative Committee Approves Voucher Bill