GOP bill would pay private tuition with state cash

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Submitted: Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:25am
Updated: Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:26am

RALEIGH, N.C. (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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2015 years 8 months ago

So if state funding is used for private schooling I would then assume these private schools would meet all the criteria the state schools have to meet?

BTW – the U of Phoenix is now on probation as far as college accreditation goes. This is a big set back for the online degree programs as Phoenix was supposedly the one closest to being fully accredited.