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Bishop Burbidge addresses Opportunity Scholarship ruling

08/21/2014

Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge Regarding Judge’s Decision to Strike Down Opportunity Scholarships

With great disappointment I learned of today’s decision by a superior court judge to strike down the Opportunity Scholarships. This issue is not about religion or religious education—this issue is about parents' ability to choose the best educational setting for their child.

I support the position of the Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina. I am grateful for the work they have done in advocating for the rights of parents to choose the proper educational environment for their children.

I pray that the State Supreme Court will override this decision and allow parents, especially those with less financial resources, to choose the school that best meets the needs of their sons and daughters.