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NCAE: Voucher bill will significantly reduce public school resources (video)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On May 28, 2013 @ 6:24 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Members of the House Education Committee will resume discussion today on the Opportunity Scholarship Act [1], also known as the school voucher bill.

House Bill 944 would offer $4,200 maximum scholarships to students wishing to attend private schools instead of their local public schools. The program would set aside $10 million in the first year, $40 million in the second year and $50 million every year after.

NCAE President Rodney Ellis weighed in on the voucher bill on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon over the weekend. Click below to hear why his group opposes the current legislation. (For the full [2] interview, visit the Radio Interview section of the Policy Watch website.)

The House Education Committee meets at 10:00am this morning in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building.

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[1] Opportunity Scholarship Act: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=h+944&submitButton=Go

[2] full: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/05/27/ncae-president-rodney-ellis-discusses-recent-budget-cuts-and-political-rhetoric-about-broken-schools/

[3] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZSLspZcKd8

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