Monday, February 6, 2012

Data Snapshot: North Carolina

With the release of the Alliance for School Choice's School Choice Yearbook 2011-12 (available for download here), we'll spend the next few days on School Choice Now! highlighting some of the new data and research it contains.

In 2011, North Carolina created its first private school choice option for families living in the Tar Heel State with the creation of the Tax Credits for Children with Disabilities.  An Individual Tuition Tax Credit of significant size, this option will allow parents of special needs students to receive a state income tax credit of up to $6,000 for educational expenses, including private school tuition. 

2011 Results
  • Number of School Choice Programs: 1
Tax Credits for Children with Disabilities
An individual tuition tax credit for children with disabilities created in 2011.

2012 Outlook
North Carolina is looking to create even more school choice options in 2012 for students with special needs and children from low-income families.  With bipartisan support, we should expect to see some real educational options in the Tar Heel State.

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MSG

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