Governor Signs Budget That Funds Historic Expansion of Opportunity Scholarships Program

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Jul 14, 2016
Raleigh, NC (July 14, 2016) – Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) applauds North Carolina’s lawmakers and governor for their support of a transformational budget prioritizing innovation and choice in K-12 education. Passed by the legislature earlier this month and signed by Governor Pat McCrory today, the budget significantly increases ... READ MORE

WRAL: Budget would fund historic Opportunity Scholarship Program

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Jul 11, 2016
The state budget, passed with bi-partisan support, now awaits Governor Pat McCrory's signature. It provides funding for nearly 36,000 Opportunity Scholarships over the next decade. Darrell Allison, president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, said lawmakers are addressing parental demand for school choice. Watch the full TV interview here &... READ MORE

Historic Expansion of Teacher Pay and Opportunity Scholarships for Low-Income Families in Proposed State Budget Plan

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Jun 28, 2016
Raleigh, NC (June 28, 2016) - Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) applauds the North Carolina House and Senate for their proposed budget which has a strong, comprehensive focus on K-12 public education. This budget increased K-12 spending by over $500 million and dramatically boosted teacher salaries. The budget also includes ... READ MORE

For all, an opportunity

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Jun 06, 2016
PEFNC President Darrell Allison had an op-ed published in several newspapers across the state this past weekend. Read about why now is the time to help thousands of needy students access the school that may best suit their individual needs and ensure "opportunity for all." Read it below: Leaders in ... READ MORE

Senate Budget Seeks to Expand Opportunity Scholarship Program for Families

By: pefncadmin
May 31, 2016
Thousands more North Carolina students may soon have greater access to educational choice through the Opportunity Scholarship Program which could help nearly 36,000 children by the 2027-28 school year, reports Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC). This Program, passed in July 2013, creates scholarships of up to $4,200 for low-income and ... READ MORE