NSBA asks NC Supreme Court to strike down state voucher program

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief  Feb. 2 in the North Carolina Supreme Court case Richardson v. North Carolina. The brief supports a lawsuit by the North Carolina School Boards Association asking the Court to strike down as unconstitutional the state’s law that provides vouchers for students to attend private schools.

NSBA’s brief points out that the voucher program’s lack of accountability measures means parents will be denied the ability to assess the quality of the education their students receive. Under the program, private schools in the state do not have to comply with state accountability, academic, and curricular standards, are not required to employ minimally qualified teachers, and do not have to report their low performance.

The full press release and amicus brief are available for viewing or download.

Go to top