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.
A version of this article appeared in the August 27, 2014 edition of Education Week as N.C. Private School Vouchers are Ruled Unconstitutional