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PEFNC Applauds Legislation That Would Expand Eligibility for School Choice Programs

Raleigh, NC (May 8, 2019) – Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) applauds bipartisan legislation passed today by the North Carolina Senate.Senate Bill 609, sponsored by Senators Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga), Ben Clark (D-Cumberland), and Todd Johnson (R-Union), expands access to the state’s three parental school choice K-12 programs.


PEFNC Praises Legislations That Would Expand Eligibility for School Choice Programs

Raleigh, NC (April 5, 2019) – Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) applauds a bipartisan trio of North Carolina senators—Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga), Ben Clark (D-Cumberland), and Todd Johnson (R-Union)—for introducing legislation that would expand access to the state’s three parental school choice K-12 programs.


Governor Cooper seeks to eliminate scholarship that provides educational options to low-income families

Raleigh, NC (March 6, 2019) – Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) issued the following statement today on Governor Cooper’s proposed budget for the next two years that reduces and ultimately eliminates funding for the Opportunity Scholarship Program.


PEFNC Welcomes Experienced Public Servants Joel Ford, Marilyn Avila to Board of Directors

Arrival of Ford, Avila reinforces bipartisan school choice coalition

Raleigh (February 28, 2019) – North Carolina’s leading voice for parental choice in education, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), is proud to announce two new members to the organization’s Board of Directors: Joel Ford represented Mecklenburg County for three terms in the North Carolina Senate and Marilyn Avila represented Wake County for five terms in the North Carolina House.


Demand for Opportunity Scholarships Shows Strength of Program Heading into Sixth Year

Raleigh (February 20, 2019) – Applications for North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program remain robust heading into the program’s sixth year of operation, reports Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), the state’s leading school choice advocacy organization.


PEFNC Statement on National School Choice Week

Mike Long, president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, issued the following statement today in celebration of National School Choice Week: