Education Reform

Monday, January 24, 2011 6:30pm

North Raleigh Hilton

3415 Wake Forest Rd.




A Town Hall Forum on Educational Transformation
Featuring Dr. Howard Fuller

Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) will host a public Town Hall Forum to discuss the political realities and potential solutions for transforming K-12 education in North Carolina.

Nearly 2,000 people have attended our screenings of the critically acclaimed documentary Waiting for "Superman." Now Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) is taking the film's message from the big screen and into the public sphere.


Special guests will include Dr. Howard Fuller, who is featured in the film and is a Distinguished Professor of Education at Marquette University, andPeter Groff, former president of the Colorado State Senate and now President of the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. The forum will explore North Carolina's current education crisis and examine reform-oriented solutions. 


Our state faces tremendous challenges in finding solutions to its K-12 educational woes:

  • North Carolina's high school graduation rate currently ranks 45th in the nation.
  • Almost 300 students drop out every day in North Carolina.
  • More than 440 of North Carolina's public schools are considered "priority or "low performing."

Other leaders at the forum will include elected policy makers, educators, public school officials, and nontraditional school leaders. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and state concerns about local and statewide K-12 educational issues.