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Forty local school boards sign on as plaintiffs challenging school voucher law

Posted By Lindsay Wagner On January 16, 2014 @ 12:52 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

In a matter of days, the number of local school boards that has signed on to be plaintiffs in a lawsuit [1] challenging the new school voucher legislation has jumped from 16 [2] to 40.

Filed by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), the lawsuit calls into question the constitutionality of providing families with $4,200 annual taxpayer-funded scholarships [3] to use at private schools.

The 40 school boards (out of a total of 115 in the state) that have voted to challenge school vouchers are as follows:

Alamance County
Asheboro City
Catawba County
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City
Chatham County
Cleveland County
Columbus County
Craven County
Currituck County
Davidson County
Durham County
Edenton-Chowan
Gates County
Graham County
Halifax County
Harnett County
Hyde County
Lee County
Lenoir County
Lexington City
Macon County
Martin County
Mount Airy City
Newton-Conover
Onslow County
Orange County
Pamlico County
Person County
Pitt County
Polk County
Rockingham County
Rutherford County
Scotland County
Stanly County
Surry County
Vance County
Warren County
Washington County
Whiteville City
Yancey County


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[1] lawsuit: http://www.ncsba.org/clientuploads/DocumentsPDF/13Complaint.pdf

[2] jumped from 16: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/author/lwagner/

[3]  $4,200 annual taxpayer-funded scholarships: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/category/news/education-news/school-vouchers-come-to-north-carolina/

[4] Today’s mid-day “must read”: New study highlights racial exclusion in Davidson County : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/04/29/todays-mid-day-must-read-new-study-highlights-racial-exclusion-in-davidson-county/

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