“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!

Our Mission

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.

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“The argument’s about feeding the beast…this is not a debate about charters versus neighborhood traditional schools…this is an artificial argument about who controls the money, who controls the power, who gets to be educated and who does not…The basics have never changed, and that starts with the heart. Caring about the students, caring about the families, caring about the teachers. We’ve walked away from that.”

-Senator Anthony Williams

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PaFEC: Out and About

This was our first year attending the conference and it was amazing! Looking forward to next April!

Capitol Parent Caravan

We are very grateful that these legislators took the time to meet with us, including (clockwise) Ms. Brenda Tate of Senator Anthony Williams’ office, Representative Napoleon Nelson, Mr. Sean Moll of Senator Lynda Schlegel Culver’s office, Representative Keith Greiner, and Senator Scott Martin.

Special thanks to Ron, Cindy, and Shyanne Hall (bottom right) for sharing their story.

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Events Worth Noting

PA State Representative Holds Press Conference for Early Literacy

Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools Annual Conference

Join the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools October 3, 2023- October 5, 2023 at the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Conference Center located 2300 Lincoln Highway East. Lancaster, Pennsylvania!

2023 National Summit on Education

ExcelinEd’s annual National Summit on Education is the nation’s premier gathering of education policymakers, practitioners and advocates. Each year, more than a thousand state and national leaders convene for the annual event, providing an unparalleled forum for exchanging results-based solutions and strategies that can shape public policy so critical to transforming education. This unique conference serves as a catalyst for energizing and accelerating education improvements across the nation. 

PaFEC’s Most Recent Articles

(and ones where we’re mentioned)

PennLive Editorial

“It all comes down to this question: does it serve the greater good to force children to stay in schools where they are miserable to protect a public school system that the Commonwealth Court has ruled is broken?”

By Sharon Sedlar

Allow me to submit factual information, insight, and personal experience.  This is a complex conversation, and it will require a complex solution, but to promote a policy that takes from students in need of education options without adequate facts and information is irresponsible and harmful to those children.

By Stephanie O

“I believe that children are by design curious thinkers, problem solvers and learn the best through play.  Homeschooling doesn’t mean schooling at home all the time.  It means going out and experiencing museums and listening to an interesting podcast or audiobook on the drive.  It means creating fun games for kids to play while they are learning.  It means learning fractions while baking a cake. As parents, we know our children and their needs better than anyone else.

The opportunity to homeschool my children has been the greatest gift of my life.  I would encourage anyone who is considering it to reach out to other parents that are homeschooling.  There is no one right way.  There is the way that works best for your family.  It’s not always easy, but it is always worth it.”

Together We Can Make a Difference
in Pennsylvania Education

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Parent Meetups

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.

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