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Brunswick School Board to talk vouchers

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Board members in Brunswick County are expected to discuss a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of North Carolina's new voucher law.

The voucher law will allow low-income students to apply for $4,200 a year in taxpayer money to pay for private school tuition beginning in 2014.

State Superintendent June Atkinson believes the voucher law doesn't hold private schools accountable and won't provide parents with enough information about what their children are learning.

The North Carolina Association of Educators and the North Carolina Justice Center believe the new law violates the state constitution's requirement that public money go exclusively to free, public schools.

The Brunswick County School Board will talk about the issue during their next regularly scheduled committee meeting.

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