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Governor Signs Budget That Funds Historic Expansion of Opportunity Scholarships Program

By: pefncadmin
Jul 15, 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

By: pefncadmin
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

Letter: Scholarship program worthwhile

By: pefncadmin
May 13, 2016
Check out a recently published Letter to the Editor from Fayetteville mom Anita Morrison in which she shares how the Opportunity Scholarship Program is impacting her son's life. I am writing in support of North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Program - a program that is having an impact on students' lives ... READ MORE

Get Empowered for Educational Choice!

By: pefncadmin
May 10, 2016
Parents For Educational Freedom shared important information about how to choose the best education for your child during Women’s Empowerment 2016 in Raleigh. The panel included Keshia Knight Pullium Hartwell, the former Cosby kid who is now an advocate for education, plus education advocates Minnie Forte-Brown from Durham Public Schools ... READ MORE

Assessing Future of School Choice in NC

By: pefncadmin
May 02, 2016
Darrell Allison, president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, discusses future goals for parental school choice. Allison offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 676. Video courtesy of CarolinaJournal.com. Source: Choice Media... READ MORE

Opportunity Scholarships face first clear year after start-up battles

By: pefncadmin
Apr 11, 2016
Check out an article by Ann Doss Helms at the Charlotte Observer which looks at the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program's demand in its first year without legal hurdles. “This year is really the first year,” says Darrell Allison, president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, a Raleigh-based school ... READ MORE

New Opportunity Scholarship Applications Surge

By: pefncadmin
Mar 17, 2016
Thousands of new families are demonstrating their desire for greater educational options, reports Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), the state’s leading voice for educational choice. During the Opportunity Scholarship Program’s priority application cycle, which ended March 1, families statewide submitted 5,615 new student applications, according to the ... READ MORE

The New Frontier in Parental School Choice

By: pefncadmin
Mar 14, 2016
NC Family Policy Council president John L. Rustin spoke with Darrell Allison about the next school choice frontier for our state, Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Click here to listen.... READ MORE