NC School Voucher Lawsuit
Parents and educators sue the state to block North Carolina's School Voucher Plan. That plan offers $4,200 to pay for private school tuition. The NCAE Teacher's Union announced the lawsuit they're sponsoring. Some of those joining the lawsuit are from Asheville. They say the vouchers take money away from their kids in public schools to support private schools in the state. Opponents say 70% of private schools are religious.
Sasha Vrtunski has a child in the Asheville school system and is president of the School Foundation. She says she hopes the courts will issue an injunction to the law this summer. She says the voucher program is unconstitutional, and would take money away from her child and public schools in the system.
Senator Tom Apodaca, who voted for the bill, says the program is aimed at giving low income students the chance to get a scholarship to get out of a bad school.