North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

Legislative Advocacy


The Association is a registered principal and is represented in the North Carolina General Assembly by Lee Teague and its Executive Director, Eddie Goodall. The  state legislature convenes annually, for a long session (usually late January through early August) during odd numbered years and a short session (usually early May through early August) during even numbered years.

Goodall is a former state senator who served 2005 through 2010 and was the principal sponsor and champion of charter school legislation and causes during his three terms, filing nearly twenty bills to expand and enhance the charter movement.

Teague is a seasoned professional and represents the NCPCSA full time when the legislature is in session.

The Association believes that the political climate, with expansion to 162 schools and a presidential election year upcoming, will generate a push from the statewide education establishment to pressure charter interests. That demands vigilant oversight and proactive lobbying activity on our part.

On the national level the Association follows, with the other state support organizations, the federal lobbying efforts of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the Center for Education Reform, NACSA, The National Charter Institute, and other national charter leaders.

Locally, the Association will appear before your local governmental bodies and school boards to support our member schools.