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Vouchers Are Not The Answer


Last updated 6/17/2013 at 9:06am

One sticking point between the North Carolina House and Senate is a proposal by the House to provide “opportunity scholarships,” more commonly referred to as “vouchers,” to low and middle income students. These vouchers would provide $4,200 a year of taxpayer money to students who would attend a private school.

While there are undoubtedly some very poor public schools in North Carolina, creating vouchers is not the solution to giving those students a better education. There is no evidence that students who leave poor public schools actually perform better when they are given vouche...

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