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Christian Science Monitor story on CTU’s Karen Lewis quotes PAA’s Julie Woestehoff

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“She comes from a place of understanding what it really takes to educate children, especially in Chicago.” Full story here.

Christian Science Monitor story on CTU's Karen Lewis quotes PAA's Julie Woestehoff

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“She comes from a place of understanding what it really takes to educate children, especially in Chicago.” Full story here.

Bloomberg Business Week quotes PAA’s Caroline Grannan

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“The idea that busy parents can simply take over and run a school in their spare time is obviously magical thinking.” (Caroline) points out that charters overall don’t outperform public schools and suggests that instead of pulling the trigger, parents should assert their voices by voting in good school board members, getting to know administrators, and getting involved in schools. Full article here.

Bloomberg Business Week quotes PAA's Caroline Grannan

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“The idea that busy parents can simply take over and run a school in their spare time is obviously magical thinking.” (Caroline) points out that charters overall don’t outperform public schools and suggests that instead of pulling the trigger, parents should assert their voices by voting in good school board members, getting to know administrators, and getting involved in schools. Full article here.

PAA-New Orleans chapter protests charter school discrimination against disabled students

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“Won’t Back Down” and “Will Stand Up”

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By Lorie Barzano Chair of Coalition SAUS (Strengthen Austin Urban Schools), a parent led group representing inner-city public schools working to ensure accessible, quality Public Education for all children and healthy, thriving Public Schools in Austin’s urban core. I saw “Won’t Back Down” last week with two other parents from Coalition SAUS.  A free, pre-screening hosted by the Charter School Association, we sat in the dark theatre surrounded by a hundred charter school teachers and a smattering of charter school …

Parents Across America announces national Board of Directors

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Press release: For immediate release On July 13, 2012, the State of Illinois issued Articles of Incorporation to Parents Across America, establishing the group as an official not-for-profit charitable corporation. The first Board of Directors for the new non-profit organization was selected from among the PAA founders. The members are: Andrea Mérida, Denver, CO Dora Taylor, Seattle, WA Julie Woestehoff, Chicago, IL Karen Miller, Houston, TX Karran Harper Royal, New Orleans, LA Natalie Beyer, Durham, NC Pamela Grundy, Charlotte, NC …

Action of the week for 8-31-12

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Going to the DNC? Meet up with members of Charlotte’s PAA affiliate MecklenburgACTS at one or both of their planned rallies! Monday, September 3:   Rally: 12:30-1 p.m. Movie screening: 1-3 p.m. EpiCentre Theater: 210 E. Trade St.      . “Won’t Back Down” film and panel discussion sponsored by Michelle Rhee’s Students First, Parent Revolution and Democrats for Educational Reform. Funders of these well-heeled groups include the Broad, Walton and Gates foundations, Rupert Murdoch and Wall Street hedge funds. Tuesday, …

Action of the week for 8-31-12

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Going to the DNC? Meet up with members of Charlotte’s PAA affiliate MecklenburgACTS at one or both of their planned rallies! Monday, September 3:   Rally: 12:30-1 p.m. Movie screening: 1-3 p.m. EpiCentre Theater: 210 E. Trade St.      . “Won’t Back Down” film and panel discussion sponsored by Michelle Rhee’s Students First, Parent Revolution and Democrats for Educational Reform. Funders of these well-heeled groups include the Broad, Walton and Gates foundations, Rupert Murdoch and Wall Street hedge funds. Tuesday, …

Parent “choice”: Schools choose – students lose

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