Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest is promoting expanded school choice as part of his push to win the Republican nomination for governor in 2020.
Concerns are growing about state funds bolstering a school voucher program even as millions of dollars are being left unspent.
Private school enrollment in North Carolina is trending upward.
The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Feb.
I. NEW SCHOOL VOUCHERS STIR CONTROVERSY
Rita Haire is a former principal and now director of advancement at the private, faith-based High Point Christian Academy. It's a school that has more than 500 students, but Haire says that the sagging economy and trends in charter schools and home schooling have chipped away at enrollment over the last few years.