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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: