HB 944, the school voucher (aka “opportunity scholarship”) became a part of the 2013-15 NC biennial budget. School vouchers are now the law in North Carolina.
A $10 million line item for school vouchers seems small, on the scale of things. But once the law is on the books, there’s no telling how quickly the program will expand. In Ohio, even when public schools were improving academically, they kept taking funds from public schools to fuel the exponential growth of public funding of private schools.