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RALEIGH — A new poll from a statewide school-choice advocacy group shows that nearly two-thirds of likely general election voters in North Carolina support the Opportunity Scholarship Program.

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Tuesday, 23 November 2021 13:41

New N.C. budget expands school choice

RALEIGH — Many North Carolinians breathed a sigh of relief last week when the GOP-led legislature and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper came to terms on a budget for the new biennium. School choice advocates were among them and have plenty to celebrate in the new spending plan.

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Thursday, 21 January 2021 10:30

School choice could see gains in new legislature

RALEIGH — As North Carolina prepares to celebrate National School Choice Week Jan. 24-30, the cause of educational freedom could see even more advancement during the North Carolina General Assembly’s 2021-2022 session.

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RALEIGH — Reopening schools is the top priority of Catherine Truitt, the Republican candidate for state superintendent.

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The latest legal challenge to North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarships has yet to head to a courtroom. But a review of a similar case from 2015 should raise concerns for scholarship supporters.

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RALEIGH — For the first time in state history, the governor is introducing a budget proposal in August. The fiscal year is already under way, but North Carolina’s budget is almost two years old.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would seize millions from school choices programs and divert it to public schools.

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RALEIGH — On August 26, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper proposed a $25 billion General Fund budget to expand Medicaid, increase unemployment benefits, give teachers higher bonuses, and cut funding to Opportunity Scholarships.

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RALEIGH — Traditional public school wasn’t working for Charlonda Brown’s two sons. 

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RALEIGH — Follow the money, the saying goes. In this year’s elections in North Carolina, the money leans left. School choice is the target. You can see it in the race for state superintendent and, subtly, in the fight for state Supreme Court.

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