Fayetteville, NC – Last Monday, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina hosted our first open forum with state legislators at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville. Six counties in the Fayetteville area were represented: Cumberland, Harnett, Lee, Sampson, Robeson, and Moore.
Families, parents and school leaders attended the event to talk with their state legislators about educational choice and the positive impact the Opportunity Scholarship Program is having across the region.
The event exceeded attendance by four-times the anticipated crowd with nearly 400 guests in the house. Guests enjoyed a private dinner where they expressed the need for the Opportunity Scholarship Program in the Fayetteville area. School leaders and OSP parents shared their stories about how the scholarship has changed their lives and their student’s lives. The event ended with a performance by the Northwood Temple Academy Band.
“We are kicking off what will be multiple events like this across our state in the coming year, and we chose to come to this area first because of the continued demand for quality educational options across these six counties. It is critical that these school leaders and parents have their voices heard by their elected officials, and tonight they did.” – Darrell Allison, President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina
Cumberland county has seen tremendous growth with OSP, boasting the most applicants to the program from our state.