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Timely Topics - Bonnie Bechard on School Vouchers

  • Ridge Road Baptist Church 2011 Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States (map)
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  • When: Friday, January 25 at noon

  • Where: Ridge Road Baptist Church

  • Cost: FREE (Attendees bring their own lunch. Drinks and snacks provided.)

Bonnie Bechard is a retired UNC-Chapel Hill administrator and vice-president of the League of Women Voters of Lower Cape Fear.  Her research into NC's school voucher program uncovered deficiencies after reviewing the curricula being used at more than 100 schools.

Fundamentalist Christian schools are receiving most of the money from the state's school voucher program, but they're not providing the “sound basic education” the state Constitution guarantees to North Carolina’s children.

The League's report found that “77 percent of private schools receiving vouchers are using curricula that do not comply with state standards, leaving many students unprepared for college-level coursework or careers in certain fields.” Click here to read the entire report.

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