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Our voices….our t-shirt….

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Last July, the indomitable Congresswoman Maxine Waters used the procedural strategy of “reclaiming my time” to prevent Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin from running out the clock with non-responsive testimony in an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. Rep. Waters’ repetition of the phrase “reclaiming my time” in the face of a powerful person’s attempts to brush her off struck a nerve with many, sending those three words viral. PAA created a t-shirt to honor that sentiment, one that you …

3 fixes for tax plan: newsletter for 12/07/17

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Thumbnail of the 12/07/17 newsletter, 3 fixes for Congress’s tax plan – full issue here http://conta.cc/2Bdhrbo ; printable version here120717 Action of the week:  Call your Senators and Representatives to demand 3 fixes for tax plan: oppose expansion of 529 accounts (vouchers, private school tuition tax break) restore deductions for property taxes put back teachers’ supply incentive Tweet of the week: 3 fixes for Congress tax plan: 1) don’t expand 529 private school tuition tax breaks 2) restore state/local tax …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 11/28/17: Reclaiming our time

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Thumbnail of the 11/28/17 newsletter, Reclaiming our Time for Public Education – full issue here; printable version here; 112817 Action of the week:  Support PAA and speak truth to power! PAA’s Reclaiming our Time for Public Education t-shirts now available here! Tweet of the week: Support a strong national voice for public school parents! http://parentsacrossamerica.org/reclaiming-our-time-for-public-education-giving-tuesday/ PAA News: PAA founding member Helen Gym reports that Philadelphia public schools have gained back public control.

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 10/04/17

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Thumbnail of the 10/04/17 newsletter, NPE Reflections: full issue here; printable version here Action of the week:  Help us thank NPE for hosting the successful national conference in Oakland. NPE is the only group that brings together hundreds of public school advocates in an annual conference. While working on a very tight budget, they also provided a variety of scholarships and other financial breaks to help with conference fees. NPE deserves our support. Tweet of the week: Congratulations to #NPE17CA …

Federal tax proposal bad for public education

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Here’s the fax we sent today to every member of Congress: Parent Voices Education Fax December 7, 2017 Public Education at risk – parents want federal tax fixes Dear Representative, Parents Across America recently shared with you a summary of the results of our first national parent survey, “Real Parent Voice – Real Parent Choice.” Survey responses confirmed our concern that too much of the current education policy making happens without any meaningful parent input, and often in complete opposition …

Reclaiming our Time for Public Education – Giving Tuesday

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Last July, the indomitable Congresswoman Maxine Waters used the procedural strategy of “reclaiming my time” to prevent Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin from running out the clock with non-responsive testimony in an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. Rep. Waters’ repetition of the phrase “reclaiming my time” in the face of a powerful person’s attempts to brush her off struck a nerve with many, sending those three words viral. PAA created a t-shirt to honor that sentiment, one that you …

PAA Newsletter and Action of the Week for 10/4/17

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Thumbnail of the 10/04/17 newsletter (full issue here; printable version here100417 Action of the week:  Get ready for #NPE17CA – PAA is presenting one all-PAA workshop and PAAers will be speaking at a variety of other sessions, details here. Tweet of the week:Looking forward to #NPE17CA and seeing so many great friends and allies in the fight for strong public schools for our children. Join PAAers in Oakland 10/13-10-15  https://tinyurl.com/yaxead4s PAA News: PAA-Bay Area is presenting “Backpack Full of Cash” …

Greetings from Oakland

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Performance Assessing: Where, why and how

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This power point presentation was shared at the 2017 Network for Public Education conference in Oakland CA. The panel was put together by FairTest, with Monty Neill moderating and presenting. Also on the panel were Julie Woestehoff, PAA interim executive director, Dr. Jaime Colly, University of San Francisco School of Education and Grand Canyon University, and Andrea Gabor, author of After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform. You can also view Julie’s presentation here: Chicago …

Connecting the dots at NPE

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The following slide presentation was made on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the Network for Public Education conference in Oakland, CA: Real parent choice – real parent voice: How Parents Across America connects the dots – and parents — to fight corporate reform While public school parents/families bear the brunt of corporate education reform, our voices are too often drowned out by well-funded astroturf groups and politicians’ pandering to their donors’ pet causes. This session will demonstrate how Parents Across …

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