April 19, 2023

RALEIGH — A statement from Bob Luebke, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation.

“This is incredibly good news for parents, students, and the people of North Carolina. The Opportunity Scholarship Program helps more than 25,000 students across our state attend private schools that serve their individual needs. Many more families could benefit from having access to this choice.

“We applaud state legislators who are looking at expanding this program. The lawsuit from the head of the N.C. Association of Educators was designed to threaten the future of this widely popular program. Now that the threat is gone, there should be no impediment to moving forward as expeditiously as possible with sound school choice options.”