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North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program Under Attack

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Special Alert
Washington, DC
December 11, 2013

Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform, issued the following statement in response to the lawsuit against the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Prorgram:

“In a vile attempt to breach the civil rights of low-income parents and students most in need of educational options, establishment interests in North Carolina filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s new opportunity scholarship program, set to begin in the 2014-15 school year. Similar challenges in other states have consistently failed.

“It’s clear from the recent ‘national day of action’ that the establishment is starting to realize the American public favors choice and accountability for our nation’s schools, and they want power and options.   In fact, 74% of the American public supports school choice.

“It’s disappointing to see a blatant effort to inhibit underserved students and their families who wish to seek out more and better educational opportunities.”