Missed the webinar with Jesse Hagopian? Watch it here.Is there a PAA chapter or affiliate in your state?Watch the webinar – Our Children @ Risk: Stop the Ed Tech JuggernautThe violent legacy of Chicago’s mass school closingsJOIN US! Here’s how to start a PAA chapter!Every parent and community member should see the Killing Ed filmNPE 2016 conference report
Missed the webinar with Jesse Hagopian? Watch it here.
Is there a PAA chapter or affiliate in your state?
Watch the webinar – Our Children @ Risk: Stop the Ed Tech Juggernaut
The violent legacy of Chicago’s mass school closings
JOIN US! Here’s how to start a PAA chapter!
Every parent and community member should see the Killing Ed film
NPE 2016 conference report

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Missed the webinar with Jesse Hagopian? Watch it here.

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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!

Watch the webinar – Our Children @ Risk: Stop the Ed Tech Juggernaut

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If you missed our October 16, 2016 EdTech webinar, you can still find out what our expert panel had to say about the negative effects of EdTech and what parents can do to slow down the digital learning juggernaut in your children’s schools. The slides, which include many helpful links, can be accessed here. The webinar recording on You Tube is here – the audio is a bit garbled at times but mostly pretty good. Please also make sure you …

The violent legacy of Chicago’s mass school closings

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By Julie Woestehoff, PAA interim executive director It has been more than 10 years since I and many of my former colleagues began warning Chicago that massive school closings would not improve education and would most likely lead to increased violence. It gives me no pleasure to see that this prediction has come true, and to such a tragic extent. We began to sound the alarm about school closures in 2004, as Mayor Daley and Arne Duncan touted their Renaissance …

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 …

Every parent and community member should see the Killing Ed film

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For less than $20, you can learn everything you need to know about the Gulen (aka Charter/Harmony/etc.) chain of charter schools and the Turkish imam behind the largest charter school network in the United States. The Killing Ed film is now available on dvd online. Our wonderful founding member, Sharon Higgins, is truly the star of this important documentary. Her brave and persistent digging into the Gulen movement and its power strategy was critical to public exposure of the sinister …

NPE 2016 conference report

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We had a wonderful time in Raleigh NC at the Network for Public Education (NPE) conference.  It’s always great to see the friends and heroes we work with, and to hear about the many wonderful things people are doing around the US. You can watch many of the speeches and panels at http://www.schoolhouselive.org/2016-npe-videos.php We were also really happy with the workshop we presented, which you can view using the livestream video here: As part of the session, we asked attendees …

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

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