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

Events

Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch

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    Our Schools Alliance presents: Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch Wednesday, October 16th 8:00 PM EDT “[Diane] is America’s foremost historian in the areas of education policy, she’s a champion of public education, she’s a courageous speaker and she’s a truth-teller.” –Actor, Matt Damon You are invited to join Diane Ravitch for a tele-town hall discussion of the most challenging issues facing public education today. Diane’s recent book, Reign of Error, lights the way for communities to undo corporate …

Rally for Public Education Sept 3 & Sept 4 at the DNC in Charlotte NC

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MecklenburgACTS.org Our nation’s public schools face tremendous challenges. Parents, educators, communities and elected officials need to work TOGETHER to build the schools that will prepare our children to face a changing world. Unfortunately, too much precious time, energy and money has been sidetracked by policies that harm our schools rather than help them. These flawed policies have led to:             • Excessive high-stakes testing             • Demoralization of dedicated, hardworking teachers             • School closings and charter school policies that …

Rally for Public Education Sept 3 & Sept 4 at the DNC in Charlotte NC

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MecklenburgACTS.org Our nation’s public schools face tremendous challenges. Parents, educators, communities and elected officials need to work TOGETHER to build the schools that will prepare our children to face a changing world. Unfortunately, too much precious time, energy and money has been sidetracked by policies that harm our schools rather than help them. These flawed policies have led to:             • Excessive high-stakes testing             • Demoralization of dedicated, hardworking teachers             • School closings and charter school policies that …

April 17 forum in NYC: Teacher Evaluation Nightmare!

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A forum on testing, teacher evaluations and our schools Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30 PM Murry Bergtraum High School Auditorium 411 Pearl Street, Manhattan (Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station 4,5,6 -Fulton Street Station 2,3 – Chambers Street Station J) Come to a Meeting to Discuss: Why are the new teacher evaluations bad for teachers, students, and families? How can we organize to change them? Speakers: Carol Burris: L.I. Principal, co-author of the  letter against evaluating teachers by student test scores, which …

Education forum sponsored by PAA Charleston affiliate

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Sponsored by our newest affiliate, Charleston Area Community Voice for Education: Beyond CCSD’s Vision 2016: A Community Conversation about Testing and Accountability Do Performance and Achievement = Learning? Charleston Area Community Voice for Education presents Ceresta Smith -Free to the public- Monday, March 12th  at 7:00 p.m. Seacoast Church 750 Longpoint Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC Charleston Area Community Voice for Education is an independent group of local parents and educators striving to give the community a voice in public education …

Texas Lives Up to Its Moniker as Lone STAAR State

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Hear from PAA members how to fight back against corporate reform!

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Dear Friends: · Feeling overwhelmed by all the negative legislation and education policies being imposed by corporate reformers on your school or district?  Want to hear some advice on how you can fight back? Next  Monday night, Feb. 20 at 8 PM, Parents Across America will be sponsoring a conference call, open to all parents and concerned citizens, to brief you on strategies you can use to fight back against the damaging tide of privatization wreaking havoc our public schools. …

Hear from PAA members how to fight back against corporate reform!

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Dear Friends: · Feeling overwhelmed by all the negative legislation and education policies being imposed by corporate reformers on your school or district?  Want to hear some advice on how you can fight back? Next  Monday night, Feb. 20 at 8 PM, Parents Across America will be sponsoring a conference call, open to all parents and concerned citizens, to brief you on strategies you can use to fight back against the damaging tide of privatization wreaking havoc our public schools. …

Diane Ravitch will be on the Daily Show on Thursday; come join us!

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Diane Ravitch, the country’s foremost defender of evidence-based rather than faith-based education reform, will be a guest on the Daily Show starring Jon Stewart, this Thursday. This is a great breakthrough and reverses a long media black-out of opposing points of view on education issues. Please join Diane, other parent activists and me for a viewing party starting at 9:30 PM at the Benjamin Hotel to celebrate and watch the show together, in a fundraiser for Parents Across America, a …