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Wal*Mart “wins” PAA’s first Bad Apple award

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PAA has selected Wal*Mart and the Walton Foundation as the “winners” of our first Bad Apple of the Month award. We know that Wal*Mart is the go-to store for many public school families. We understand that cost is an important factor, if not the main factor, in where many families shop. We get it. Bear with us, and if after you read this, you decide to reconsider where you shop, we will we will give you some alternative ideas. You …

Our voices….our t-shirt….

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Last July, the indomitable Congresswoman Maxine Waters used the procedural strategy of “reclaiming my time” to prevent Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin from running out the clock with non-responsive testimony in an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. Rep. Waters’ repetition of the phrase “reclaiming my time” in the face of a powerful person’s attempts to brush her off struck a nerve with many, sending those three words viral. PAA created a t-shirt to honor that sentiment, one that you …

Read PAA’s 2017 survey report: “Real Parent Voice – Real Parent Choice”

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“Real Parent Voice – Real Parent Choice” Parents Across America’s National Parent Survey 2017 Executive Summary August 15, 2017 Parents Across America (PAA) recently carried out its first national parent survey, “Real Parent Voice – Real Parent Choice.” Our goal was to hear directly from parents about what really matters to them in public education, and to share their voices with our political and policy making leaders. 584 people from more than 33 states responded to the survey. Nearly all …

Handy parent resource list on current issues

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We mentioned many different issues on our Summer 2017 national parent survey. Here are links to PAA resources that address some of these issues.   EdTech: Documentation paper on the risks of misuse and overuse of digital technology “Our Children @ Risk: PAA Challenges EdTech” PAA opposes federal and state initiatives that undermine student data privacy Please also see “Parents Toolkit for Student Privacy”   Test Stress: Parents Stand up Against Test Stress (July 2015 rev. Feb 2016) Fact Sheet: …

Archive of PAA newsletters from September 2016

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A few months ago, our newsletter service stopped including an archive list in our service package. Since then we have been working out how to continue to save these back issues in an accessible way. (Older issues can be found HERE.) We’re going to try this for more recent issues: April 11, 2017: Read the full newsletter here: http://conta.cc/2pPJzrg Action of the week: We urged readers to visit their Congressional representatives at home while they are on spring break. We …

Is there a PAA chapter or affiliate in your state?

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Here’s our current list of chapters and affiliates. You can reach out to the contacts listed there, and/or consider starting new local chapter. Here’s how!

JOIN US! Here’s how to start a PAA chapter!

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If you share PAA’s overall goals of progressive, positive education reform and a strong parent voice in education decision making, please consider becoming a part of our leadership network. The more of us there are, the stronger our voices will be at every level! Benefits of chapter or affiliate status include: Support and advice on building your organization. Help promoting your local events and reaching out to recruit potential members in your area. Space on our blog to share your …

Founders speak at PAA kickoff forum, Feb. 8, 2011

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