Legislation moves forward to award scholarship grants for private or religious schools

The Opportunity Scholarship Act (House Bill 944) was approved by the N.C. House Committee on Education today on a 27-21 vote, and moves on to the House Committee on Appropriations. The bill would give taxpayer money for scholarships to assist low-income students in attending private or religious schools. Ten million dollars is earmarked for the 2013-14 school year. Buncombe County Rep. Tim Moffitt, Republican, is a co-sponsor.


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