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Charles, Charles, Charles

Charles Jeter, a former N.C. House member and current government relations coordinator for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, has a confession to make.  In an op-ed published by the Charlotte Observer, Jeter declares that he regrets voting for private school vouchers as a member of the legislature. He writes, “The problem is, now we have clear data that show,Continue Reading






WRAL poll: Plurality support vouchers

A WRAL News/SurveyUSA poll released Tuesday shows that there is solid support for private school vouchers in North Carolina. It was not long ago that the word “vouchers” would scare off a sizable chunk of poll respondents.  Not any more. Support for vouchers among Democrats and those who identify as “very liberal” was a bitContinue Reading






Private school fighting back against voucherphobia

Private schools that accept voucher students need to push back against uninformed voucherphobes.  Here is a letter to the editor from Lauri Ake, principal of Fayetteville Christian School, that does just that: Fayetteville Christian School decided to become a participating school in the N.C. Opportunity Scholarship program three years ago because we believe spiritual developmentContinue Reading






Does it matter if a candidate attended a public or private school?

Incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt and Democrat Brian Turner are competing for the privilege of representing Asheville in the N.C. House. The Republican is a product of public education.  Rep. Moffitt and his children attended public elementary, middle, high, and postsecondary schools.  The Democrat is a product of private schools.   Mr. Turner attended the private CarolinaContinue Reading






Not so fast, NCAE…

Barry Smith: Appeals Court Releases Voucher Money For Low-Income Students






Attorney Bob Orr says ‘no gamesmanship’ in Opportunity Scholarships timing

Bob Orr, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys in the lawsuit challenging Opportunity Scholarships, said there was no attempt to strategically calculate the timing of the legal action to try to disrupt the program in its first year. “It’s certainly no gamesmanship on the part of the plaintiffs,” Orr said Tuesday. In a CJ Online article,Continue Reading






Opportunity Scholarships stay denied; case likely to return to Court of Appeals

The Opportunity Scholarships legal wrangling continues. On Tuesday, the N.C. Supreme Court dismissed an effort to put a ruling by Superior Court Robert Hobgood declaring the voucher program unconstitutional until the case can be appealed. Instead, the states high court remarked that the effort to “stay” Hobgood’s ruling should be filed with the N.C. CourtContinue Reading






Opportunity Scholarship supporters ask appeals court to put order on hold

Voucher supporters have file an emergency motion to put Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood’s ruling halting vouchers on hold until the case is decided on appeal. “The Superior Court’s action has thrown the educational future of these students into turmoil,” the brief asking for the “temporary stay” reads. The brief also notes that a previousContinue Reading