Press Releases

Governor Signs Budget That Funds Historic Expansion of Opportunity Scholarship 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

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

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

PEFNC Partners with Radio One for Women’s Empowerment 2016

By: pefncadmin
Apr 14, 2016
Raleigh, NC (April 14, 2016) – Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), the state’s leading voice for educational choice, is pleased to announce sponsorship of Women’s Empowerment 2016 on Saturday, April 16, at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam Hartwell, star of “House of Payne” and “The Cosby Show,” ... READ MORE

RECORD BREAKING HEATWAVE: NORTH CAROLINA’S CHANGING AGE DEMOGRAPHY

By: pefncadmin
Apr 06, 2016
Today, at an event hosted by Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), Dr. Matthew Ladner of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released original research on the demographic challenges facing North Carolina’s education budget, entitled Record Breaking Heatwave: Baby Boomer Retirement, Student Enrollment Growth and the ... READ MORE

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