North Carolina parents should be wary of ‘School Choice’ bill

Politicians in Raleigh want to transform our freedoms with House Bill 420, giving state bureaucrats more control over North Carolinians’ educational options, consequently driving up prices, reducing quality and innovation, and normalizing state welfare checks for the middle class and wealthy — all in the name of “school choice.” But the fact is, North Carolina already has robust educational choices, and families are enthusiastically enjoying those opportunities. According to a 2022 report from BESTNC.com, approximately 16 percent of North Carolina families homeschool or attend private school. Families already have school choice, and this freedom allows for extraordinary educational innovation and entrepreneurship at a net gain to taxpayers. 

For the 280,000 students and their families who have opted out of public education, HB 420 will allow them to collect state welfare checks twice a year to pay for eligible expenses. Further, language in HB 420 will require schools that are currently independent to comply with accreditation agencies to receive those funds, which, in turn, requires unnecessary mandated government and woke accreditation agency oversight. The consequences are significant: increased costs to manage and maintain the schools, potentially forced woke ideological indoctrination, and reduced quality of education due to a client shift — the government, not the families. With shekels come shackles. 

You may have noticed that after the federal government flooded our economy with money, the price of every good and service increased significantly. Consider specifically how rising college tuition costs have priced many families out of secondary education; interestingly, despite generous government handouts, college remains unaffordable and unattainable for many. When the government disrupts a market by throwing money into it, the natural outcome is higher prices and lower quality. 

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Francis W. Porretto
Francis W. Porretto
10 months ago

When the government starts talking about subsidizing something, there’s a control agenda involved. Never imagine that a subsidy comes with no strings attached…even if they’re not visible at the outset!

Jane
Jane
10 months ago

Excellent article: Now read this on American Thinker.
WHO sexualizing children document.

Its key points on the sexualization of children are summarized here:
✔︎ Children between 0 and 4 years must learn about masturbation and develop an interest in their own and others’ bodies.

✔︎ Children between 4 and 6 years must learn about masturbation, and be encouraged to express their sexual needs and wishes.

✔︎ Children between 6 and 9 years must learn about sexual intercourse, online pornography, having a secret love and self-stimulation.

✔︎ Children between 9 and 12 years children should have their first sexual experience, and learn to use online pornography.  
This summary is genuine, as a look through the online document proves. For example:

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/04/world_health_organization_is_sexualizing_children.html#ixzz7ylV26KzF
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Louis Jenkins
Louis Jenkins
10 months ago

This article speaks as if college is the holy grail for all students. How about the trade schools? Little or no debt, and a five to six figure income when you graduate in as little as one to two years.

Pistol Pete
Pistol Pete
10 months ago

swim in the sewer and you will come out covered in feces. no longer schools in the traditional sense. Social engineering and indoctrination. -- When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side.”, I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already….what are you?” You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community. -- A.H.

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Phil
Phil
10 months ago

just another demon-rat trojan horse bill, this bill is going nowhere in the two chambers, it will die a fast death since the homeschoolers are the largest educators in our state. the demon-rats are up to no good once again in trying to squelch the homeschoolers, this is what this entire bill is about and most of it is likely shaded with gray areas which can be interpreted anyway they want by a demon-rat governor.
My son was homeschooled in this state, and we gave them hell at the governor’s office every time they tried to tinker with the homeschooling group. At some point our homeschooling group across the entire state became so huge the demon-rat pervert governors would never stick their dirty perverted noses in the business of homeschooling because he or she knew they would get slammed by tens of thousands home schooling parents. The demonrats in our state despise and hate the homeschoolers in our state because they cannot control the education of the children, it is all done by parents and groups.