Excerpt From: Carolina Partnership for Reform. Written By: Bob Harris.
Let’s compare Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker on giving parents the power to choose their child’s school.
69% of North Carolina voters support opportunity scholarships and 66% are more likely to vote for a candidate for Legislature favoring school choice.
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But Cooper says “I am very concerned and have opposed vouchers because of the lack of accountability…”
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Of course, he’s wrong because the kids on opportunity scholarships take nationally standard achievement tests, their scores are reported to the state and their private schools must comply with anti-discrimination laws. Even the News & Observer fact checkers couldn’t say Cooper’s statement was true.
The truth is Cooper demands school accountability. Accountability to government. To bureaucrats. To unions. To administrators drawing six-figure checks. And to politicians. Accountability to everyone except the parents who know and love the child.
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