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Judge Rules School Voucher Program Violates State Constitution
Written by Blake Hodge   
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:43

RALEIGH -- The battle is raging on over taxpayer money going to provide scholarships to private schools for low-income families. A Wake County Superior Court Judge ruled these scholarships went against the state constitution. Attorney Christine Bischoff, with the North Carolina Justice Center, says this will put that money back toward public schools.

Bischoff says, "We're just very thankful that the judge enjoined the program. So that it can't continue to take public money out of our public schools and put that money into private schools."

Darrell Allison, President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, says the hardest pill to swallow in the timing of the ruling. Allison added, "To grant an injunction at this late stage of the game, when we had several months lead time to deal with this, it really dealt a real gut shot."

Lawyers for parents who are in favor of the scholarships are set to appeal the ruling.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:52
 
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