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Get inspired by Helen Gym…PAA Week Day 3
Read PAA’s 2017 survey report: “Real Parent Voice – Real Parent Choice”
Follow-up resource list for parent survey participants
Archive of PAA newsletters from September 2016
Is there a PAA chapter or affiliate in your state?
JOIN US! Here’s how to start a PAA chapter!

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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

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 8/9/17

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Thumbnail of the 8/9/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Get ready for PAA Week! Tweet of the week: Join Parents Across America for a week of action and discussion Aug. 14-17 #PAAWeek http://parentsacrossamerica.org/join-us-during-paa-week/ PAA News: We are very pleased to announce the unanimous election of Zerlina Smith from Chicago and Laura Bowman from Virginia and re-election of Khem Irby to the PAA Board of Directors. We look forward to a dynamic year under their leadership! Great thanks …

Newsletter and Action of the Week for 7/31/17

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Thumbnail of 7/31/17 issue (full newsletter here) Action of the week: Final day for PAA survey  PAA News: Laura Bowman, leader of PAA-Roanoke Valley, came across this good Slate article from January 2017, “Are Young Kids Doing Too Much Homework.” It quotes Laura at length and references PAA’s parent organizing toolkit.

Newsletter and action for 7/26/17

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Thumbnail of the 7/26/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: last chance to participate in PAA’s survey (now closed) PAA News: PAA-Roanoke Valley (VA) leader Laura Bowman speaks out on data privacy, SEL  

June 28 and July 13, 2017 newsletter brief

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We combine these two issues since both were focused on promoting the PAA national parent survey. Details about the survey are here. The June 28th issue also reported on a demonstration against secretive school closings in Indianapolis in which PAA affiliate Parent Power and Board member Nate Harris and his wife, Carrie Lynne Harris participated. The July 13th issue included a story about the scandalous actions of Stand for Children in Portland, OR, to push out a school board member …

June 22, 2017 newsletter brief

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Thumbnail of the 6/22/17 newsletter (full issue here) Action of the week: Share PAA’s new 1-page fact sheet exposing the truth about Stand for Children Tweet of the week: Parents beware of Stand for Children’s hidden corporate school agenda #SFCwolfinsheepsclothing http://tinyurl.com/y6v66plx PAA News: Watch for PAA’s national parent survey; the link to the survey will be in next week’s newsletter.