Flawed Logic On Choice

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Stanly News & Press

Feb 15, 1:00 AM

Republicans Push School Choice

With control of the legislature, Republicans have already made clear that they'll leave their mark on North Carolina public schools and public education. Just how big a mark, and whether the changes they seek will prove more positive than negative, remains to be seen. A week into the new legislative session, Senate Republicans began moving a bill to lift the 100-school cap on charter schools, which are organized privately but receive state money and oversight. Over in the House, Majority Leader Paul "Skip" Stam, a Wake County Republican, filed a bill to provide the parents of some private school or home schooled children with a $2,500 tax credit. The legislation limits the credit to couples with taxable income of $100,000 or less, or a single parent making $60,000 or less.

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