Resources & Research

What is Parental School Choice?

By: pefncadmin
Mar 15, 2012
Parental school choice represents a simple but powerful idea: parents should be empowered to decide which school best meets their child’s needs, regardless of their address or income. Parents might decide that a traditional public school, a public charter school, a private school, or even a home school is ... READ MORE

Homeschooling

By: pefncadmin
Mar 14, 2012
Homeschooling offers families tremendous choice and flexibility in education, as it gives parents full control over how, what, when, and where their children learn. Roughly 2.3 million students are homeschooled across the nation, according to the National Home Education Research Institute, and homeschooling is a legal educational option in all states. ... READ MORE

North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarships

By: pefncadmin
Mar 14, 2012
The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Act was passed by the General Assembly in July 2013 to help students from low-income and working class families attend private school by offering them state-funded tuition scholarships of up to $4,200 per student per year.  Since the program launched in the 2014-15 school year, it has ... READ MORE

Public Charter Schools

By: pefncadmin
Mar 14, 2012
A milestone achieved: Aniekan Affiah, a fifth grader from Durham, joined national, state, and community leaders in urging Governor Beverly Perdue to remove North Carolina’s charter school cap. In 1996 the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation to create and authorize a system of public charter schools across the state. ... READ MORE

Reports & Studies

By: pefncadmin
Mar 12, 2012
The studies below have been compiled and published by various education reform and parental school choice organizations across the country. They examine a wide array of topics from school choice legislation, to the impact of graduation rates on families and communities, and analysis of various choice programs being utilized in ... READ MORE