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North Carolina Lawmakers Allow Waiting Kids to Enter Choice Program

When the North Carolina legislature approved a budget allocating more money for a new school voucher program in late July, it answered one mom’s prayer. Waiting for the initial school choice law to pass last year was a nailbiter, said Kena Cooper, and waiting to see if her son Keenan—one of 4,200 qualified applicants in a lottery for about 2,400 seats—received a scholarship was “nerve-wracking.” She wasn’t done praying when he was awarded his scholarship. “I was like, ‘God, I thank you,’”...

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