May 9, 2023
WRAL: Private School Vouchers in NC: Who Uses Them and Which Schools Get the Most?
Bills making their way through the North Carolina General Assembly would open private school vouchers, known as Opportunity Scholarships, to more people. “For many families, the tuition might have been prohibitive in the past, but once a voucher comes available, then they are ready to make that change,” said Anna Egalite, an associate professor at North Carolina State University’s Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development. She said studies show students who receive vouchers to attend private schools are more likely to graduate high school and attend college.