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Like Senate, House Budget Boosts Opportunity Scholarship Funding, But With Changes

Carolina Journal reports on how the House budget plan deals with the program that gives low-income families a chance to choose the private school that works best for them.

The  Senate and House Budget proposals look to expand the program, but the House plan also includes a requirement for recipients to take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills to measure their academic progress under the program. Further, the House proposes to allocate $587,307 in fiscal 2017-18 and $314,500 in fiscal 2018-19 to contract an independent research organization to evaluate any academic progress or academic decline of students who get the scholarship.

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Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

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