Student data privacy webinar Tuesday May 23Archive 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!
Student data privacy webinar Tuesday May 23
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!

Before you Trash the Teacher Unions…

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You might want to read this. How do states which allow collective bargaining for unions compare, academically, against those that don’t? More >>

Are You in Solidarity with the Teachers of Wisconsin?

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Gov. Walker of Wisconsin is bragging about having 19K supportive emails for his plan to axe budget and most collective bargaining rights for public employees like teachers. Give him a math lesson? email: govgeneral@wisconsin.gov and tell him what’s on your mind.

Dear Mr. President

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From: Living in Dialogue By Peggy Robertson When I was twelve I read a book that changed my life. Read more.

Shakespeare and Standardized Tests

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From: Seen from the ‘Rock By Pamela Grundy “Can you give us a quote from Shakespeare?” the girl asks. Her classmates crowd around, notebooks and pencils in hand, eyes expectant. Read more.

Why I Am Not A Defender of the Status Quo in Education

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From: Huffington Post By Sue Peters The current crowd of education reformers like to dismiss any of us who disagree with their agenda as “defenders of the status quo.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Read more.

Save Our Schools NJ

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New Jersey currently has  one of the best public school systems in the country. Check out the policy goals of one of our newest affiliates, Save Our Schools NJ, formed  to preserve the quality of New Jersey’s public school system from devastating budget cuts and privatization. Save Our Schools NJ (SOSnj) is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of parents and other concerned residents who believe that all New Jersey children should have access to a high quality public education. Our group …

Rochester's Community Education Task Force vs. mayoral control

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Check out the work being done by one of our newest affiliates, the Community Education Task Force (CETF) in Rochester: The Community Education Task Force (CETF) is a coalition of Rochester City School District (RCSD) parents, grandparents, educators and community activists, which was formed in January 2010 for the purpose of defeating efforts to establish mayoral control of the RCSD. CETF worked collaboratively with the Rochester Teacher’s Association (RTA), Rochester Association of Paraprofessionals (RAP), Board of Education Non-Teaching Employees (BENTE), …

Andrea Mérida talks about Parents Across America

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Andrea Mérida of the Denver school board and founding member of PAA talks with Mario Solis-Marich of Colorado’s Progressive Talk radio (AM 760), about why parents need a national voice in educational policy.

A battle is going on across the country for the soul of public education.

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The Kids Need Good, Experienced Teachers By GABE PRESSMAN NBC NY Updated 6:00 PM EST, Tue, Feb 15, 2011 A battle is going on across the country for the soul of public education. I went to public schools in the Bronx. They provided a pretty good education. The public school system has experienced ups and downs since then–but basic principles have remained intact: that every child deserves a good, free education, that teachers with experience are cherished, that parents should …

Two new groups step into debate (WNYC radio)

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Parents Across America on WNYC radio (NPR affiliate in NYC) Two New Groups Step into Debate Over Teachers