“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.
Raleigh, NC – Families, school leaders, special needs advocates, and state officials gathered recently for a trio of public information sessions across North Carolina regarding the new state-sponsored Education Savings Accounts (ESA). ESAs are designed to provide $9,000 in state funds to offset educational expenses for families of students with special needs. ... READ MORE
More than 8,300 North Carolina families will benefit from an Opportunity Scholarship this fall, marking a milestone of full subscription for the first time in Program history. Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina released the following analysis of North Carolina’s largest state-sponsored scholarship program, based on the latest data ... READ MORE
Raleigh, NC (July 13, 2017) – Today Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) announced the release of a new white paper rebutting a flawed academic analysis of the Opportunity Scholarship Program from the Children’s Law Clinic at Duke Law School. PEFNC’s paper, North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships: Countering a ... READ MORE
Raleigh, NC -- Brian Jodice, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina’s Vice President of Communications and Outreach, released this statement following the North Carolina General Assembly’s vote to override Governor Cooper’s budget veto: “As a statewide education advocacy organization, PEFNC applauds legislators for their ongoing commitment ... READ MORE