Judge Hobgood Rules Against Vouchers For Low-Income And At Risk Kids

Judge Hobgood has overruled himself on school vouchers. First he imposed an injunction, then he lifted the injunction pending another hearing and now he’s permanently blocked low-income and at risk kids from attending schools their parents would choose.

Judge Robert Hobgood ruled that the Opportunity Scholarship program is unconstitutional, upholding legal challenges filed by the North Carolina Association of Educators, the North Carolina School Boards Association and dozens of local school boards.

About 5,500 students applied for the annual grants of up to $4,200 per child, and the first $730,000 in tuition money for more than 360 students was released last Friday.

Hobgood issued a permanent injunction prohibiting any more state funds from being disbursed for vouchers. He said it would be up to the Attorney General’s Office to determine how the state would recoup the money handed out last week if the ruling is upheld on appeal. – WRAL

 REMINDER: It’s racist to want to help low-income kids obtain a better education than they are currently getting. Got that  

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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