Judge Hobgood ruled yesterday that North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarships will be allowed to proceed – for now.
RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina judge won’t block a state agency from distributing taxpayer money to cover private school tuition in advance of a hearing to determine whether the program championed by Republican lawmakers is legal.
Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood said Wednesday he won’t issue an injunction blocking the State Educational Assistance Authority from paying out $10 million in government-funded scholarships to students who won a lottery for tuition assistance to attend private or religious schools.
– News and Observer
Sources say that Judge Hobgood’s ruling today allowed Speaker Tillis and Senator Berger’s motion to intervene. This allows them to be parties to the suit. By denying the plantiff’s injunction request, this ruling allows children who have already been selected to receive Opportunity Scholarship funds.
I’ll have more updates when they become available. Overall, this is a win for students in North Carolina and for school choice.