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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 …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 9/28/17

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Thumbnail of the 9/28/17 newsletter (full issue here; printable version here 092817. Action of the week:  Take a knee for public education. Inequality in educational opportunity is real. Review and share PAA’s updated fact sheets on educational inequity. Tweet of the week: #Takeaknee for public education. Inequities cheat children of color out of fair educational opportunity! https://tinyurl.com/y79r3d2z Fair school funding, strong, well-supported public schools, quality education for all! PAA News: Schedule of PAA presenters at the NPE conference Student privacy …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 9/21/17

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Thumbnail of the 9/21/17 newsletter (full issue here; printable version here – 92117: Action of the week:  Get ready for the Network for Public Education conference in Oakland, Oct. 14-15, 2017. Meet up with us or join virtually (watch this space for details) Tweet of the week: Get ready for Network for Public Education “Now More Than Ever: Fight for Public Education”. https://events.bizzabo.com/NPE17CA  #NPE17CA via @bizzabo PAA News: Schedule of PAA presenters at the NPE conference PAA’s panel is “Real …

Taking a knee for public education

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It’s another amazing teachable moment, and this time the teachers are some of our children’s biggest heroes. Scores of NFL players and team owners have been protesting police brutality and racial inequality during the playing of the national anthem at the start of recent football games. Controversy has flared. But no amount of heated rhetoric about patriotism or respect can cover up the truth about racism and inequity in America. PAA has been working on this issue for the past …

Schedule of PAA presenters at October 2017 NPE conference

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The Network for Public Education is the nation’s foremost public school advocacy group. NPE connects all those who are passionate about our schools – students, parents, teachers and citizens – to preserve, promote, improve and strengthen public schools for both current and future generations of students. The annual NPE conference is a time when advocates get together to share ideas, challenges and successes. It’s a great time to meet face to face with people you know so well online (Diane …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 9/14/17

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Thumbnail of the 9/14/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Let’s disrupt DeVos’s “Rethinking Schools” scheme: 1. Send a letter to the editor 2. Learn more about Pay for Success and social impact bonds. Try Alison McDowell’s blog here. 3. Share this article about how DeVos undermined MIchigan schools, by PAA Board member Steven Norton, executive director of Michigan Parents for Schools. Tweet of the week: @BetsyDeVosED (re)thinking people reject your rhetoric, NO to Pay for Success NO to …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 9/6/17

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Thumbnail of the 9/6/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Share survey results with Congress. Tweet of the week: Welcome Congress back with this message – Listen to parents! Fund our public schools, no $$$ for charters, vouchers https://shar.es/1SQN9V  

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 8/31/17

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Thumbnail of the 8/31/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Help for Houston Tweet of the week: A terrible teachable moment on climate change https://tinyurl.com/ybo4wf2n #HelpforHouston PAA News: Don’t miss Public School Shakedown’s back-to-school special. PAA President Dora Taylor is a “Progressive Education Fellow” for The Progressive magazine which features her most recent article, “Voucher Vocabulary: A Guide to School Voucher Programs by Any Other Name.” PAA founding member Pamela Grundy has just published “Color and Character: West …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 8/24/17

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Thumbnail of the 8/24/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Spread the word about PAA’s parent survey results. Tweets of the week: Listen to parents (add leg. twitter handle here)! PAA national survey is out today http://bit.ly/2vZfyw1  #ParentChoiceParentVoice (two more tweets in newsletter) PAA News: Summary of PAA Week activities

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 8/16/17

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Thumbnail of the 8/16/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Get inspired by Helen Gym: An audio recording of the full teleconference is here, and a blog summary of the discussion is here. Tweet of the week: Get inspired by Helen Gym! PAA Week Day 3 discussion of politics & schools will get you fired up for the work ahead! https://tinyurl.com/y75eza2n PAA News: Last day of PAA Week, internal strategy session. Also, reaching out to survey contest winners