Parent priorities in school choice

By: pefncadmin |
Jan 21, 2015
For low-income families, choice seems to be an option that helps them get what they want most for their children: opportunity. But according to NPR, a new study shows that parents may base their school selections on more than just academics alone. The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans conducted ... READ MORE

Media Advisory: PEFNC Announces New Communications Director

By: pefncadmin
Jan 16, 2015
For Immediate Release January 16, 2015 RALEIGH – Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) is pleased to announce Jennifer Friend as its new Communications Director. Jennifer brings more than 15 years of communication and media experience to PEFNC. Jennifer, who started her career as a newspaper reporter covering local government in South ... READ MORE

Proving School Choice Is an Educational Issue, Not a Political One

By: pefncadmin
Jan 13, 2015
To describe school choice as a political issue is incorrect, according to Trey Csar, President of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. School choice itself is a divisive issue in the educational community, partly because of the way the issue is worded. Csar is encouraging the public to investigate the rhetoric ... READ MORE

Looking at School Scholarships in the Long-Term

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Jan 08, 2015
In discussing effectiveness of school choice, the focus is usually directed towards academic performance and parental satisfaction. But a recently released study from EducationNext shows that perhaps there are long-term benefits to school choice scholarships. Conducted by Brookings Institution fellow Matthew Chingos and Harvard University Government professor Paul Peterson, their ... READ MORE