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WFAE Talks
3:18 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

WFAE Talks: Voucher Ruling, Garbage, I-77 Tolls And NCDOT Caginess

News Director Greg Collard, education reporter Lisa Miller and Money & Influence reporter Tom Bullock discuss a Wake County judge's ruling against North Carolina's publicly-funded private school voucher program. They also discuss the idea of paying for garbage collection with a per-bag system, and the continuing debate over I-77 toll lanes. In a related matter, Greg reads his frustrating email exchange with a North Carolina Department of Transportation spokeswoman. Plus, Lisa and Tom give previews of upcoming series on the cost of higher education and North Carolina's investment strategy for its pension system.

Local News
5:03 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Lottery Selects Students To Receive Vouchers For Private Schools

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A couple thousand students in North Carolina could attend private school next year with the help of public money.  The state announced the winners of the Opportunity Scholarship lottery this week. 

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Local News
9:14 am
Wed July 31, 2013

NC Explainer: Education Changes

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North Carolina laws are changing, from what you need to vote, to which clinics can provide abortions, to how teachers keep their jobs. The General Assembly passed many of the new laws last week at the very end of the legislative session. So every day this week, WFAE is examining some of the major changes. We've covered gun legislation and abortion regulations so far. This morning we focus on education.

There were a lot of new education changes that passed either in bills or through the budget. That includes getting rid of teacher tenure and including money for vouchers for kids to attend private schools. But some of those changes shouldn't be a surprise.

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