NCAE should have never filed this politically motivated lawsuit

Raleigh, NC (April 19, 2023) -- Mike Long, President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, released the following statement in regard to plaintiffs, including the North Carolina Association of Educators, dropping a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Program:

"The NCAE should have never filed this lawsuit in the first place. Their political motivations were clear, despite the fact that the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Opportunity Scholarship Program in 2015. 

It was the NCAE President who said in a tweet that education is political, sadly in doing so she and NCAE choose to bully private schools in our state by dragging them through the legal process because of those political motivations.

The good news, today, is that the thousands of parents, families, and students who have been empowered by an Opportunity Scholarship can once again have the confidence that this program is safe and secure and here to serve them.

I am happy to report that North Carolina is a leader in parental school choice, while the NCAE acts as a politically motivated organization using children as political pawns in hopes to force them into a one-size-fits-all system."