Parent Voices and the Blueprint – new article in District Administrator

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A compelling new article in the monthly District Administrator details the concerns parents have about the Obama administration’s Blueprint for Reform, and quotes co-founder of Parents Across America, Julie Woestehoff: “Parents are the primary stakeholders in education,” says Julie Woestehoff, executive director of Parents United for Responsible Education (PURE ), which advocates for parents in Chicago Public Schools. “Parents are mostly concerned not with when the PTA meeting is, but what strategies are being used in the school to improve …

The choices parents really want

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Check out Anthony Cody’s latest on Ed Week about Michelle Rhee’s new organization, StudentsFirst.  He features a quote from PAA member, Leonie  Haimson, about how Rhee does not really offer parents the choices they want, and their kids need and deserve: Parents want the most basic choice of all: a good public school that their child has the right to attend. All children need the guarantee of a quality education, not just for a select few. That means improving all …

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