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