Judges strike down 2 NC Congressional districts Read More

Letter: School board deprives kids with voucher vote

By Darrell Allison

The Daily Advance

1 Comment | Leave a Comment

I was disappointed to learn recently that the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education decided to join a lawsuit that would prevent working-class parents from participating in the Opportunity Scholarship Program, an initiative that provides scholarships to children from these families to attend private school. I state that it is disappointing because, according to the state Department of Public Instruction, only 24.5 percent of kids from low-income families in Elizabeth City-Pasquotank schools are considered “proficient” in math and reading. This means only one out of every four economically disadvantaged students met basic standards in their zoned public school.

Dear Reader,
This content is only available to subscribers of The Daily Advance print and/or e-edition. If you are a current subscriber and have established a user name and password, you can log in. If you have not established your user name and passwords, click here to set up your information.
To become a subscriber, click here.


Absolutely right.

Absolutely right.

Add comment

Login or register to post comments