Part two of teacher Joel Orr’s correspondence with the NC GA:
Dear Members of the NC General Assembly,
So I was flipping through the House budget proposal that started popping up on local news sites Friday, and I noticed a section within the proposal that struck me as ironic and frighteningly hilarious. It begins on page 63, if you’d like to read along at home. For your convenience, I have copied and pasted a portion of the text below.
48 ”§ 115C-562.2. Scholarship grants.
49 (a) The Authority shall make available no later than February 1 annually applications to eligible students for the award of scholarship grants to attend any nonpublic school.
Let’s skip a few (dozen) lines and touch on how much money these scholarships, made up of public funds, will offer students to attend private schools, shall we?
No scholarship grant shall exceed four thousand two hundred dollars ($4,200) per year per eligible student, and no scholarship grant shall exceed the required tuition and fees for the nonpublic school the eligible student will attend.
I would just like to be clear on this – you (members of the NC House) think it’s a good idea to use public funds to send public school students to private schools.
. . . what?