Beverly Elliott

Bev Elliott“Isn’t it time education is about the children?” This is the question posed by Beverly Elliott, vice president of TEA for Education, a group whose mission is to transform education by moving away from bloated bureaucracy and enacting true parental choice.

A North Carolina native, Elliott grew up with a love for history and often volunteered for local candidates, determined not to idly sit by. She gained political experience as a District Representative for Congressman Charles Taylor where she worked to “make government accountable to the people.” After taking a short break, Elliott jumped back into politics by joining the Haywood County 912 Project, which works to promote fiscally sound government, and now serves as event coordinator and co-chair.

After the 2010 elections, Elliott was approached by Bruce Gardner, 912 Project co-founder, with an idea of using the Tea Party’s influence to promote school choice.

“Our primary goal is to direct the focus away from adult-centered bureaucracy into a child-based system,” Elliott said.

The group quickly got to work organizing a volunteer task force, conducting educational presentations, and contacting state legislators in Raleigh. Their most notable accomplishment to date is working to get the state charter school cap lifted this session.

“When parents are free to choose, no longer is the educational monopoly the only player on the field. Every child is allowed to receive a quality education that will allow them a more equitable future,” she explained.

Follow TEA for Education at: www.teaforeducation.org

This article was posted in Citizen of the Month by Katie Trout on September 30, 2011 at 4:11 PM.

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Comments on this article

  • 1

    Linda Oates
    Linda Oates Oct 06, 2011 at 23:01

    I support vouchers for parental choice, and am glad to see this article and to know ppl are working to secure quality education for all. Thank you for your work for the children of the state of NC.

  • 2

    Ihatestupid
    Ihatestupid Feb 16, 2012 at 17:22

    I am from this ladies district and all I can say is geezo-wheezo if there was ever a group of misinformed people running around saying whatever crazy stuff they can make up it is this group I challenge any statement this lady makes now or in the future to a truth test… or fact check she can’t pass either

  • 3

    Ihatestupid
    Ihatestupid Feb 16, 2012 at 17:24

    Oh and thanks for giving us that useless empty suit Davis. He has voted for whatever Art Pope has asked him to since he took office and people like Beverly enable this!!

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