Historic Parental School Choice Expansion in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC (September 22, 2023) -- Mike Long, President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, released the following statement in celebration of historic parental school choice expansion in North Carolina, upon the passage of a state budget that, among other features, will expand access to the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program. 

“North Carolina is leading the way on education reform and parental school choice!  The newly passed bi-partisan budget ensures our state takes the next step forward for parental school choice options while funding students over systems,” said Long.

Long went on to add, “Make no mistake about it, the state of education in North Carolina is improving because of parental school choice under the leadership of House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger. Expanding access to North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program, while reinvesting any realized savings from the program back into public education is a win-win for all students. We call on Governor Roy Cooper to sign this budget as soon as possible because this is a sound budget for education in North Carolina, and another step in the right direction of expanding education funding that prioritizes students over systems.”