“What we do today will champion education choice rights for our children’s futures.”
ALL children, regardless of economic status or zip code, should have full access to a wealth of quality education options to suit them. Come and join us in working to improve the educational opportunities of ALL 1.7 million children in PA!
PaFEC seeks to join, support, and mobilize families and students in the pursuit of education freedom. We believe that parents are their child’s best advocate and are uniquely positioned to choose the educational path that suits their child’s particular needs. We provide stories of lived experiences of Pennsylvania families and students, and seek to collaborate with other stakeholders to protect and expand education choice opportunities in Pennsylvania. By working together and putting our children first, we can achieve positive, lasting change for the generations of today and tomorrow.
*NEW VIDEO SERIES*
Learning Together: Teachers, Parents and Advocates United for Students
PaFEC’s founder Sharon Sedlar speaks with parents across Pennsylvania about their family’s experience with education choice. Hear about their stories, what they are doing, and how you, too, can help in the fight for education freedom for every child in Pennsylvania!
SEDLAR: Children’s Lives Aren’t a Line Item in the Budget
February 23, 2024 | By: Sharon Sedlar
“District-based education is not for everyone…If our folks over at the capitol truly care about the education of all students, they must acknowledge that every single student is worthy of advocacy – no matter what education model they choose…”
“We are dealing with children’s lives here, not just some line item in the budget. Logic would dictate that – for the benefit of the children – all education models should be supported, not suppressed.”
“She and her son are now estranged, and she is seeking legal help for parental alienation – all because she tried to save her child from harm. This never should have happened. We must do better for our children and families.”
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Saturday, March 2, 2024 San Diego, California Bahia Resort Hotel
There will be breakout sessions during the day and a lunch keynote speaker. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to registered attendees, as well as opportunities for connecting with other hybrid and micro school founders, directors, and supporters.
April 14-17, 2024 San Diego, California Manchester Grand Hyatt
“The ASU+GSV Summit, co-founded by Michael Moe and Deborah Quazzo, began in 2010 with a collaboration between Global Silicon Valley (GSV) and Arizona State University (ASU). Our north star is that ALL people have equal access to the future, and we believe that innovations at scale in “Pre-K to Gray” learning and skills are critical to achieving that end.”
“Our mission is to create a world in which ALL people have equal access to the future and we believe that scaled innovations in the delivery of education and workforce skills are critical to achieving that end.”
April 19-20, 2024 Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
“We are thrilled to announce that the National Hybrid Schools Conference 2024 will return to the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel this spring! This past April, over 250 participants came together for an unforgettable conference experience that included unmatched opportunities for networking, connecting, and learning through educational sessions with discussions and presentations from industry leaders and experts.
“This year, we are gearing up to provide even more valuable insights, connections, and knowledge-sharing opportunities. Whether you’re looking to expand your network, deepen your expertise, or present your own insights, the National Hybrid Schools Conference is the place to be.”
June 21-23, 2024 Minneapolis, Minnesota Hilton Minneapolis | Bloomington Minnesota
“An event that brings together all who are interested in exploring the education revolution’s crucial role in democracy and learner directed alternatives. This event will feature, keynotes, action-oriented workshops, mini-talks, pop-up sessions, networking, and more!
“We invite all who are interested in being a part of this gathering. To Join Us!”
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Based on demand, PaFEC has initiated a series of parent meetings to talk about current education options, and how advance them further for the benefit of ALL children and families in Pennsylvania.