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Superintendents Oppose Parental School Choice, Bash Opportunity Scholarships

Protectionism 101.

News and Observer reported on a ‘wish list’ of sorts put together by some of the Central North Carolina region’s superintendents.

The article doesn’t say it outright, but one item on the list was cutting off funding for Opportunity Scholarships. Continue reading

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Sen. Tillman On Opportunity Scholarships – Watch Out For Muslim Schools?

What the parents think is right for their child? Not really a factor for the Senator, apparently.

His main focus seems to be on “Muslim schools”. He stopped short of calling them “Schools of Terror” like NC Superintendent June Atkinson did.

Someone ask the Senator how many of those “Muslim schools” there are in North Carolina and whether those parents should be able to decide as to which school their kids go to learn. Here’s a hint – you can probably county them on your fingers.

By the way, here’s the law regulating private schools. There are plenty of regulations in place.

From Sen. Tillman’s weekly newsletter:

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Poll: Strong Support For NC Opportunity Scholarships

A recent poll by Civitas shows very strong public support for the Opportunity Scholarship program, of which legal arguments about the program are being heard at the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Civitas reported that overall approval for the program stood at 68% with a high percentage of minorities (80%) supporting it.


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NC Supreme Court To Hear Opportunity Scholarships Case on 2/17

According to the NC Supreme Court’s docket list, the Opportunity Scholarships case is slated for Tuesday, February 17th. The Opportunity Scholarships are for low-income children and the vast majority of those who applied are minority students. Continue reading

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Just A Reminder, Opportunity Scholarships Are Not Out Of The Woods

North Carolina has an ongoing lawsuit over the General Assembly’s Opportunity Scholarships. The idea behind these scholarships is that the parents of children who meet a particular income threshold can apply for a grant or scholarship to spend at the school of their choice.

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NC Supreme Court Denies Emergency Fund Release For Opportunity Scholarships

Legislative leaders asked the NC Supreme Court for an emergency release of funds for the Opportunity Scholarships while the decision of Judge Hobgood is being appealed.

The News and Observer piece doesn’t make mention of the legal representation for the parents who has also filed an emergency motion. Representation for the parents in the suit also filed with the NC Supreme Court. I haven’t seen where this motion has been ruled on yet. It asks for the funds for those children already accepted to be released so they are not in academic limbo.

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Opportunity Scholarships Suit Goes To NC Supreme Court

Last week, Judge Hobgood struck down Opportunity Scholarships for low-income and at risk kids. The lawyers representing the parents in the suit filed an emergency motion, which was then dismissed by the Court of Appeals and instructed the parties to refile when a written order is entered. The attorneys for the parents told me that “There is NC law which says our appeal was appropriately filed without a written order.” Even so, the attorneys for the parents have refiled and the suit heads now to the NC Supreme Court.

Read the filing here.
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