December 18, 2014

GOP bill would pay private tuition with state cash

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 25, 2013

RALEIGH (AP) Lawmakers in the North Carolina Legislature soon will consider a bill that would designate state money to help pay private school tuition for some children.
House speaker Thom Tillis confirmed Monday that Republican lawmakers are drafting legislation that would provide state-paid private school scholarships intended for what he described as low-income or at-risk children. The Mecklenburg County Republican declined to say how much funding would be proposed for the initiative or where the money might come from in what is expected to be a tight 2014 budget.
Tillis spoke to kick off what he described as an “Education Week” listening tour of meetings with local school superintendents and teachers, groups that have historically resisted attempts to shift tax money from public education to private institutions.

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