Clinic report analyzes N.C. school voucher program
A report generated by the Children’s Law Clinic looked at the first three years of North Carolina’s controversial school vouchers program and determined that the accountability measures are among the weakest in the country, among other findings. The report, authored by Clinic Director Jane Wettach, detailed several recommendations for state lawmakers, including expanded curriculum, “reasonable qualifications” for teachers, student participation in end-of-grade testing, requiring reporting of performance data, and prohibition of “all forms of discrimination” in schools accepting vouchers.
Wettach directs the Children’s Law Clinic and teaches Education Law at Duke Law School. She is a frequent speaker on issues involving the educational rights of children, especially children with disabilities. She was honored by the North Carolina Justice Center with its 2010 “Defender of Justice Award” in the area of litigation.