Vouchers can be positive for education system

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Those voices being heard above the Christmas music of late belong to opponents of school vouchers. The topic returned to the headlines a few days ago when an opposition group, including state education leaders, filed a lawsuit in Wake County Superior Court challenging the law, scheduled to go into effect next year.

The vouchers, unless blocked by judicial ruling, will provide $4,200 in state education money for low-income students to attend private schools.

While much has been said by those on both sides of the issue, we see positives that can come from a voucher system.

School choice can lead to competition and competition can lead to schools that best serve all students.

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