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LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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How much is that cupcake really worth?!
Use this as an introductory lesson to supply & demand for Economic, Legal and Political Systems students.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–10 Social Studies)
By Joy Walker.

Resources on the web

The controversial school voucher issue
Students learn what school vouchers are and how they affect how education is provided. (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 10 Social Studies)
Provided by: National Council on Economic Education

School-choice proposals that permit states to help pay tuition for children who attend private or religious schools.

See also school choice.

Additional information

Voucher advocates argue that as a model of school choice, vouchers allow parents to make the best educational decision for their children. Vouchers allow children in low-performing schools to choose a private school option.

Oppenents argue that vouchers undermine traditional public schools by taking funds from public schools and limiting accountability for schooling through the private sector. Opponents also argue that vouchers diminish a long-standing commitment to equitable public schooling for all students.

Examples and resources