Monday, May 21, 2012
Get your Feet Marching the in Tar Heel State!
Hundreds of school choice supporters will be rallying tomorrow at the State Capitol tomorrow in support of the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Organized by the Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, students, parents, state lawmakers, and education reform advocates will participate in a presentation on educational options in North Carolina.
Last year, lawmakers created the Tax Credits for Children with Disabilities, which allows parents to receive a tax credit for educational expenses, including private school tuition. And this year, lawmakers are again working to create more educational options for students in North Carolina with the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program, a corporate scholarship tax credit program that would allow children from low-income families to receive scholarships to attend the school of their parents’ choice.
In a symbolic march three times around the General Assembly building—to object to the 30 percent achievement gap between children from low-income families and other students in North Carolina—the rally will show the desperate need for real educational options.
What: Rally to Support the Opportunity Scholarship Act
When: Tuesday, May 22 at 12:15 p.m
Where: Children’s Garden, located on Wilmington Street across from the North Carolina General Assembly