Monday, February 24, 2014

Judge Smacks Down North Carolina’s Discriminatory School Voucher Law

Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood issued an injunction against North Carolina’s school voucher law because it is likely that suits challenging this law will succeed on the merits.

In other words, Judge Hobgood saw what was behind Opportunity Scholarship Program’s curtain, as stated in the words of schools that would benefit from this law.

In short, North Carolina’s tax dollars would go to schools that discriminate based on religious and other grounds. According to the Charlotte Observer, most applications for vouchers are for religious based schools. The top choice upon voucher applicants is Raleigh Christian Academy. The school’s website says it offers a “truly Christian education” The school also requires parents and their children to sign a loyalty pledge to the Beacon Baptist church and the RCA that includes a doctrinal agreement.

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