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The Opportunity Scholarship Program continues to grow

The N.C. State Education Assistance Authority posted updated data on the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which awards private school vouchers to low-income children.

Between 2017 and 2019, the Opportunity Scholarship Program had a 12.8 percent increase in applications and a 16 percent increase in recipients (so far).  Not bad!

 

2018-19 School Year

New Applicants: 11,935

Eligible New Applicants: 8,113

New Scholarships Offered: 7,593

New Scholarships Accepted: 5,537

Total 18-19 Recipients to date: 8,553

 

2017-18 School Year

New Applicants 10,577

Eligible New Applicants 7,432

New Scholarships Offered 6,053

Total 17-18 Recipients to date 7,371

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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