In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly created the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships of approximately $4,000 to children from lower-income families in the state. Families use these scholarships to attend a private school that fits their child’s unique learning needs.
Seven North Carolina parents, in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and the National Education Association (NEA) are trying to block the program from continuing.
In response, attorneys at the Liberty Justice Center, a national Supreme Court-winning law firm, are preparing legal action on behalf of families who use the program.
Who is the Liberty Justice Center?
The Liberty Justice Center is a nonprofit law firm that provides free representation to parents and reform advocates in legal cases that expand educational freedom for families. It works to ensure every child has access to a great education and can attend a school that is the right fit for them. It regularly represents families across the country who face obstacles to exercising educational choice. The Center recently filed a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of Montana’s tax-credit scholarship program.