House Speaker Thom Tillis will address a crowd of gospel concert attendees Tuesday night in support of efforts to have tax revenue pay some students' private school tuition.
Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina is sponsoring a concert in Greensboro featuring gospel singer Marvin Sapp. About 2,000 people will attend the event "advocating for expanded educational options for all families," according to Parents for Educational Freedom.
The organization supports a bipartisan House bill that would offer vouchers to parents who move their children from public to private schools. The bill, which sets out income guidelines for qualifying families, proposes spending $90 million over the next two years on a voucher program.
The bill's four primary sponsors, Reps. Marcus Brandon, Ed Hanes, Rob Bryan and Brian Brown, are expected to attend.