Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, a school choice group, believes private school tuition is not as far out of reach for working class parents as some people claim.
Today, the nonprofit published a report that shows the statewide median tuition is just $4,600. Couple those modest annual tuition amounts with a state-sponsored “Opportunity Scholarship Program,” the group claims, and more parents could afford to send their children to private school.
PEFNC President Darrell Allison stated this in a press release:
“Our research dispels what many believe about private education: that it is unaffordable for families. When you look at the low cost of private education coupled with affordable scholarships as an option, the savings not only creates a win for parents but a win for our state as well. The bottom line is that income should not prevent any family from choosing the school that best meets the need for their child.”
Source: News-Record. Read full article. (link)