Published Online: August 26, 2014
Published in Print: August 27, 2014, as N.C. Private School Vouchers are Ruled Unconstitutional

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N.C. Private School Vouchers are Ruled Unconstitutional

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A superior court judge in North Carolina has ruled that the state's plan to provide vouchers for K-12 students to attend private schools is unconstitutional.

The decision throws into jeopardy the program that was to benefit about 1,300 students across the state.

Public school boards and the North Carolina Association of Educators challenged the program, which calls for families to get $4,200 each to help pay private school tuition. The families must qualify for free or reduced-price lunch to qualify, and the student can't already be in a private school.

Vol. 34, Issue 02, Page 4

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