Position paper: Why PAA opposes mass school closingsPAA-New Orleans chapter protests charter school discrimination against disabled studentsParent “choice”: Schools choose – students loseParents VotePAA marchers begin the SOS March July 2011Founders speak at PAA kickoff forum, Feb. 8, 2011
Position paper: Why PAA opposes mass school closings
PAA-New Orleans chapter protests charter school discrimination against disabled students
Parent “choice”: Schools choose – students lose
Parents Vote
PAA marchers begin the SOS March July 2011
Founders speak at PAA kickoff forum, Feb. 8, 2011

Press Releases

Message from PAA to entertainment media about WBD movie

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As hype for the “Won’t Back Down” movie heats up, PAA sent this message to entertainment media: In case you are preparing to interview the stars of the controversial new film “Won’t Back Down,” or review the movie, Parents Across America would like you to be aware of the following facts: 1.       Walden Media which produced the film also co-produced the movie “Waiting for Superman”.  The people at Walden Media have admitted that they had a specific political agenda in …

Parents Across America announces national Board of Directors

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Press release: For immediate release On July 13, 2012, the State of Illinois issued Articles of Incorporation to Parents Across America, establishing the group as an official not-for-profit charitable corporation. The first Board of Directors for the new non-profit organization was selected from among the PAA founders. The members are: Andrea Mérida, Denver, CO Dora Taylor, Seattle, WA Julie Woestehoff, Chicago, IL Karen Miller, Houston, TX Karran Harper Royal, New Orleans, LA Natalie Beyer, Durham, NC Pamela Grundy, Charlotte, NC …

MecklenburgACTS/PAA to Present Positive Education Reforms at DNC

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For immediate release: Sept. 3, 2012 Contact: Pamela Grundy, 704-806-0410, shamrockparent@earthlink.net Members of MecklenburgACTS.org and Parents Across America will be rallying and distributing literature at two events associated with the Democratic National Convention here in Charlotte. We will call on President Obama and other Democrats to reject the ineffective “reform” measures being pushed by well-heeled organizations such as Students First and Democrats for Education Reform, and instead join parents and education experts in support of a more proven, community-based set …

Parent leaders hail the President’s focus on the need for smaller classes

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For Immediate Release: August 19, 2012 For more information: Leonie Haimson (NY): 917-435-9329; leonie@classsizematters.org Pamela Grundy (NC): 407-375-4222; shamrockparent@earthlink.net . Robin Hiller (AZ): 520-668-4634; rhiller@voicesforeducation.org Wendy Lecker (CT): 203-536-7567; paaconnecticut@gmail.com Becky Malone (IL); 773- 793-0355; wats7573@aol.com Karen Miller (TX): 281-893-8877; 832-372-4742; kmillerpta@aol.com Julie Woestehoff (IL): 773 -715-3989; pure@pureparents.org Parent leaders hail the President’s focus on the need for smaller classes Parent leaders throughout the nation thank President Obama for recognizing the importance of class size in his weekly address, and …

Student education records remain identifiable on OK state website

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2012 Contact: Melissa Abdo, 918.671.5656, melmartin@cox.net Student education records remain identifiable on Oklahoma state website. Oklahoma parents remain outraged by the disregard for student privacy and ask that records be removed from the state education agency’s website immediately. Tulsa, OK- More than a week after 25 students’ private educational records were posted on the Oklahoma State Department of Education website, parents are still waiting for those records to be removed from the Oklahoma State Department …

Parents give “Won’t Back Down” movie trailer a thumbs down

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Press release * For immediate release June 14, 2012 Contacts: Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters, NYC 917-435-9329 LeonieH@parentsacrossamerica.org Caroline Grannan, PAA member, San Francisco, CA, 415-412-5758 CarolineG@parentsacrossamerica.org Julie Woestehoff, Parents United for Responsible Education, Chicago, 773-538-1135 JulieW@parentsacrossamerica.org Parents Give “Won’t Back Down” Movie Trailer a Thumbs-Down “Parent trigger” reality distorted to fit corporate school reform message The trailer for “Won’t Back Down,” an upcoming film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter and Viola Davis, shows parent power triumphing over bad teachers …

Parents give "Won't Back Down" movie trailer a thumbs down

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Press release * For immediate release June 14, 2012 Contacts: Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters, NYC 917-435-9329 LeonieH@parentsacrossamerica.org Caroline Grannan, PAA member, San Francisco, CA, 415-412-5758 CarolineG@parentsacrossamerica.org Julie Woestehoff, Parents United for Responsible Education, Chicago, 773-538-1135 JulieW@parentsacrossamerica.org Parents Give “Won’t Back Down” Movie Trailer a Thumbs-Down “Parent trigger” reality distorted to fit corporate school reform message The trailer for “Won’t Back Down,” an upcoming film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter and Viola Davis, shows parent power triumphing over bad teachers …

Parents flunk Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 For more information contact: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leonieh@parentsacrossamerica.org Julie Woestehoff: 773-538-1135; juliew@parentsacrossamerica.org  Rhee report card exposes flaws in corporate agenda and failures to push through legislation in many states this year Parents Across America (PAA) unveiled a report card (in pdf and below) today that gave Michelle Rhee’s education lobbying organization, StudentsFirst, failing grades. The report card grades Rhee on her position on issues and on legislation she pushed in states across the country this year. …

Parents flunk Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 For more information contact: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leonieh@parentsacrossamerica.org Julie Woestehoff: 773-538-1135; juliew@parentsacrossamerica.org  Rhee report card exposes flaws in corporate agenda and failures to push through legislation in many states this year Parents Across America (PAA) unveiled a report card (in pdf and below) today that gave Michelle Rhee’s education lobbying organization, StudentsFirst, failing grades. The report card grades Rhee on her position on issues and on legislation she pushed in states across the country this year. …

PAA members to demonstrate against ALEC

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When members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) descend on Charlotte for their spring summit, Parents Across America will be there to meet them. Members and supporters of PAA affiliate MecklenburgACTS will spend Friday, May 11, calling attention to the destructive education legislation that ALEC has promoted, legislation that increases high-stakes testing, promotes school vouchers and online charter schools and undercuts the teaching profession. Demonstrators will also be promoting the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing, which calls on state …