Press Releases

PEFNC President Responds to Ruling that Suspends North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships

By: pefncadmin
Feb 21, 2014
RALEIGH  – Below is a statement from Darrell Allison, president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) regarding today’s Wake County Superior Court ruling that immediately suspends implementation of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program. “While we respect the court’s decision, we are deeply disappointed on behalf ... READ MORE

Parents & IJ Defend New N.C. School Choice Program

By: pefncadmin
Feb 17, 2014
Institute for Justice is Nation’s Leading Legal Advocate for School Choice                                                                                                 Arlington, Va.—Parents for school choice in North Carolina have a new, seasoned national advocate on their side. On January 30, the Institute for Justice—the nation’s leading legal advocate for school choice—filed a motion with the ... READ MORE

PEFNC Takes Lead in National School Choice Week

By: pefncadmin
Jan 21, 2014
RALEIGH  – On Thursday, January 23, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) will serve as the statewide host for the National School Choice Week whistle-stop rally in Charlotte.  Governor Pat McCrory is slated to participate and will join students, parents, teachers and community leaders to celebrate expanded choice options in ... READ MORE

State Board Gives Final Approval to New Charters

By: pefncadmin
Jan 09, 2014
RALEIGH  – Today, the state Board of Education gave final approval to 26 new public charter schools, allowing them to open their doors to students for the 2014-15 school year. “In 2011, we worked with parents and policymakers to eliminate the cap on public charter schools.  Since then, parents in ten new counties ... READ MORE

PEFNC President Responds to Lawsuit Challenging Parental School Choice

By: pefncadmin
Dec 11, 2013
RALEIGH – Below is a statement from Darrell Allison, president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), regarding the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program, which received bipartisan support in the legislature. “Parental School choice is an idea whose time has come in North ... READ MORE

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