Changes to Education Savings Accounts Become Law, Application Deadline Extended

By: pefncadmin
Mar 15, 2018
Expanded eligibility guidelines mean that thousands of additional students may qualify Raleigh (March 16, 2018) – Today, Parents for Education Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) announces a trio of new changes to North Carolina’s Special Needs Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) have become law, including opening eligibility to thousands of additional students with ... READ MORE

Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina Announces Departure of Founding President Darrell Allison

By: pefncadmin
Feb 15, 2018
Allison to join the American Federation for Children, a national school choice organization Raleigh (February 15, 2018) – Today, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) announced that founding President Darrell Allison will depart from the organization effective February 28th to become the National Director for State Teams and Political Strategy at ... READ MORE

PEFNC Applauds State Lawmakers for Expanding Access to Education Savings Accounts

By: pefncadmin
Feb 13, 2018
Raleigh, NC -- Brian Jodice, Executive Vice President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, released this statement following the North Carolina General Assembly’s passage of House Bill 90, which expands the availability of Special Needs Education Savings Accounts (ESA) for North Carolina students: “We applaud our North Carolina ... READ MORE

Private School Choice Makes the Ultimate Grade

By: pefncadmin
Oct 24, 2017
Private school choice is making the ultimate grade, improving students’ long-term outcomes by priming the college pipeline. That’s the take-away from a recent study of the nation’s largest private school choice program, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, showing participation boosts later college enrollment. Meanwhile, reports released this summer ... READ MORE

School Choice More Popular Than Ever in North Carolina

By: pefncadmin
Aug 31, 2017
As students return to the classroom, more than 8,300 will take advantage of a new opportunity and a chance for a better education. For the first time in program history, every slot available in the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) will be claimed. In fact, a combined 8,353 new and renewal scholarships accepted ... READ MORE

Opportunity Scholarships Are Funded, Accountable, and Stronger than Ever

By: pefncadmin
Aug 22, 2017
By Darrell Allison, President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina Private school vouchers have surged to the forefront of debate about education accountability and spending. Nationally, media reports highlighted new research, showing voucher students in Louisiana and Indiana reversed early learning losses. Such news surely stunned opponents, who ... READ MORE

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