by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform looks at Democratic governors who are anti-school choice. Gov. Roy Cooper is front and center in this piece for his proposal to close the door on Opportunity Scholarships, the program that gives low-income families access to a scholarship for private school. Here is Gleason’s excerpt of Terry Stoops:
Gov. Cooper wages war on low-income parents and children by cutting off their access to $4,200 private school scholarships,” explains Terry Stoops vice president of research and director of education studies at the John Locke Foundation, a Raleigh-based think tank. “Cooper would cut around $28.7 million in recurring and $33 million in nonrecurring funding for the Opportunity Scholarship Program in 2019-20. There would be a $44.1 million recurring cut in 2020-21.”
Take a moment to let that sink in. Gov. Roy Cooper is planning to take away opportunities from low-income families. Wow.