Dueling narratives on “vouchers” have emerged in the last 24 hours. It’s not really a “voucher” issue, it’s about the Opportunity Scholarships.
Yesterday, an Ex-NCAE lobbyist switched sides in voucher debate.
Excerpt from WRAL:
“To say that a $50 million scholarship program for poor children living in poverty is taking away from the public education classroom is wrong,” Lewis said. “I think, in many ways, it is complementing public education.”
Note who was in this conversation — Moral Monday participant, NCAE attorney and newly elected Wake County Commissioner, Jessica Holmes:
“NC Policy Watch held a conversation on the constitutionality and policy implications of vouchers today. “Crucial Conversation – The constitutional challenge to school vouchers,” brought together former State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Mike Ward, and attorneys Christine Bischoff of the North Carolina Justice Center and Jessica Holmes of the North Carolina Association of Educators. “