Last night nearly 3,000 students and families from across North Carolina gathered at the War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro to hear speakers and legislators and to voice their support for school choice (See press accounts here and here). The rally comes one week after the introduction of the Opportunity Scholarship Act, (HB 944). The bill, expands [...]
Does school choice work? If you ask researchers Patrick Wolf and Michael McShane the answer is a resounding yes. Last week Wolf and McShane released the stunning results of their cost-benefit analysis of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program. The researchers found that for every dollar spent on the Opportunity Scholarship Program, the program produced $2.62 [...]
Basic principles. So says former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis. See what Davis means and view the compelling presentation he made on school choice at the Heritage Foundation.
A new article posted by the Civitas Institute discusses a legislative options that could provide real education choice to North Carolina families: Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). A sample from the article: ESAs shift the power from schools to parents. With ESAs, parents – not the schools — determine where a child will attend school. Parents also control [...]
Last session, House Majority Leader Paul “ Skip” Stam, (R-Wake) introduced legislation (HB 1104) to provide tax credits to businesses that contribute to scholarship funding organizations (SFOs). SFOs then distribute the scholarships to eligible students who could use the awards to enroll at the public or private school of their choice. The legislation, although supported [...]