Private schools http://wunc.org en Lawmakers, Advocates Look To Expand Private School Vouchers http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-advocates-look-expand-private-school-vouchers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>North Carolina legislative leaders, parents and advocates are looking to expand the state’s private school voucher program.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They say they want to lift the cap so that all low-income families that applied and qualified for the program can receive help.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:26:47 +0000 Reema Khrais 37467 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers, Advocates Look To Expand Private School Vouchers N.C. Supreme Court Allows Voucher Program To Continue http://wunc.org/post/nc-supreme-court-allows-voucher-program-continue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The North Carolina Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s order to halt the state’s voucher program.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That means the program can go on – at least for now. It’s a program that gives low-income families scholarships of up to $4,200 to help send their children to private schools.</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 01:49:42 +0000 Reema Khrais 35516 at http://wunc.org N.C. Supreme Court Allows Voucher Program To Continue Judge Suspends NC Private School Vouchers http://wunc.org/post/judge-suspends-nc-private-school-vouchers <p>A North Carolina judge is blocking a new law that uses taxpayer dollars to send low-income students to private or religious schools.&nbsp;</p><p>Responding to opponents’ request to stop the voucher program, the judge ruled Friday that the yearly grants of up to $4200 violate the state constitution.</p><p>“The court finds that to maintain the status quo, that the state school fund must be used exclusively for establishing and maintaining a system of public schools, of course, in concert with the North Carolina Constitution,” said Judge Robert Hobgood.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:42:46 +0000 Reema Khrais 30958 at http://wunc.org Judge Suspends NC Private School Vouchers 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