Here’s what PEFNC thinks about parental school choice in our state, through original blog posts only found here: Legislative blogs, parent testimonials, My Story, Stories

For School Leaders: Retention Tips for Kicking Off the School Year

The beginning of the school year is a hectic time for school administrators—we all know that! So, in the midst of all the craziness, we’d like to share a few tips for help you stay focused on the all-important goal of retaining students and families at your school.

The Status Quo Strikes Again

OUR money.

Those are the words of the Capitol Broadcasting Company’s (CBC) latest attack on North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program. The program currently enables over 9,600 students from low-income and working-class families in North Carolina to attend the private school of their parents’ choice.

These families are taxpayers, too. But CBC is protecting systems and the status quo, playing politics, and demonizing educational choice.

Scholarship Under Attack


Friends and supporters, you know you're making a difference when our naysayers continue to attack, even when we know we're on the right side of important issues.

That's evident in our state right now regarding an incredibly impactful program that supports low-income families across North Carolina. Since 2014, the Opportunity Scholarship Program lifts students up by providing low-income families (from every county in our state) with a scholarship that helps them afford the private school of their choice. Educational equality, for thousands of families, unfortunately is not an option without the Opportunity Scholarship. 

Ask Alex: Prepping for Florence

Alex Badger knows more than just education policy. He put together these tips as many across our state prepare for Hurricane Florence. Above all else, be safe!

Congrats, Darrell!

Good morning from Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina. Let us be among the first to congratulate Darrell Allison on his first official day as the National Director of State Teams and Political Strategy at the American Federation for Children. In case you missed it: After 13 years as the

From the desk of Darrell Allison:

Today I write to inform you that Wednesday, February 28, 2018 will be my last official day as the president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina. I have held this position since July 5, 2005, and I’m so grateful to God for the extraordinary journey

My Story: Paula Kennedy

I have an important story to share -- both of my boys were bullied but now attend private schools using Opportunity Scholarships.   

My sons, ages 14 and 16, have faced significant challenges. Both were diagnosed with speech apraxia and didn’t speak until they were four years old; both were also diagnosed

My Story: Isabel Cruz

The Opportunity Scholarship Program is having a positive influence on the lives of thousands of children across the state. I would know: My daughter is one of them.  

My fifth grade daughter has attended Christ Covenant School on an Opportunity Scholarship since the 2014-15 school year, so we have longstanding