Since our founding on July 5, 2005, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina has been at the forefront of state efforts to enact policies and programs supporting parental school choice. Our work is based on a simple but fundamental belief: Parents should be empowered to send their children to the school ... READ MORE
Shea Bradford lives with her husband and their four children in Huntersville, North Carolina, and serves as a speech-language pathologist. She currently works with Speech Discovery for Kids, serving pediatric and school-aged children with varying speech and language needs. Shea and her husband, John, are passionate about helping children with ... READ MORE
The first report card on North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program is out, and it’s enough to make a parent proud. Findings from a new study reveal estimated program impacts on student achievement that are “positive” and “large,” according to the North Carolina State University researchers who authored the ... READ MORE
“As a statewide education advocacy organization, PEFNC supports improved educational outcomes through programs and priorities that have a direct impact on students and families in our state. We salute lawmakers in the General Assembly for designing a budget that prioritizes education across the board and aligns with what schools, students, and families need to succeed,” said Brian Jodice, Interim President of PEFNC.
While “First in Flight” isn’t the official state motto of North Carolina – we all take great pride in knowing our state provided the backdrop for that historic moment. On education reform, one could argue that over the last seven or eight years, North Carolina is “first in school choice,” ... READ MORE