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Wal*Mart “wins” PAA’s first Bad Apple award
Our voices….our t-shirt….
Read PAA’s 2017 survey report: “Real Parent Voice – Real Parent Choice”
Handy parent resource list on current issues
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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Action of the week for 12-20-12: Welcome your new Senators and Congressmen

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff

Send a welcome letter to your new Senators and Congressmen! You can use this letter which we just e-mailed to Senators-elect Chris Murphy (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)  and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) who will be new members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee. We will send similar letters to other new members as well as any new members of the House Education and the Workforce committee, as we learn of their appointments. December 20, 2012 Dear Senator-elect: Congratulations …

Support PAA!

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff

SUPPORT PAA!  Please use our Donate button to help us continue our important work supporting public school parents and children.  Here are some effects of PAA’s parent power in 2012: PAA challenged parent trigger legislation and won (so far!) in Florida and across the nation. We preempted efforts to use the “Won’t Back Down” movie to push parent trigger laws; the movie was roundly panned as propaganda by film critics and ticket sales were dismal. We co-wrote and promoted a …

Action of the week for 11-29-12: No “Cliff”hanger for our children!

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff

Congress and the White House are working to resolve the “sequestration” threat set up by their failure to agree on a federal budget last year. Without a budget agreement, massive across-the-board program cuts will kick in. This may include: Loss of 100,000 Head Start slots. * Service cuts to 500,000 special needs students. * An end to Title 1 grants, affecting 2 million students. * Huge class size increases and service cuts as districts are forced to terminate tens of …

Action of the week for 8-31-12

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff

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

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff

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, …

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