Outrage: How Extremists Brought Vouchers to North Carolina (Follow the $$$$)   Leave a comment

North Carolina is a cautionary tale of how unfettered money into the political process can have deleterious effects on a state as a whole; education is but one example of it.

Diane Ravitch's blog

The extremists in the North Carolina legislature and in the governor’s mansion have decided that the state’s public education system must be subject to market pressures.

That means they want public money put into private hands, as much as possible.

North Carolina was once the most progressive of southern states. It is now among the most regressive, competing with Louisiana in a race to the bottom.

Please note that the lawmakers did not put the decision about vouchers in the hands of the electorate.

No state referendum on vouchers has ever passed, and they know it.

Being fearful to say out loud what they are doing, they call vouchers with a deceptive name, as do their supporters in other states. They call them “opportunity scholarships.”

One state official is responsible to oversee the nearly 700 schools that are eligible to receive voucher students.

The campaign for vouchers was funded by…

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Posted September 23, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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