Republican lawmakers in the North Carolina House want to significantly expand the state’s voucher program for private schools. That’s according to House Speaker Pro-Tem Paul Stam.
Lawmakers set aside about $10 million in private school tuition this year, but Stam says they’d like to increase that to $40 million to serve more students.
"The target would be as many as apply, which is currently about 5,000. We hope to get up to 8,000 or 9,000," says Stam.