Get inspired by Helen Gym…PAA Week Day 3Read PAA’s 2017 survey report: “Real Parent Voice – Real Parent Choice”Follow-up resource list for parent survey participantsArchive 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!
Get inspired by Helen Gym…PAA Week Day 3
Read PAA’s 2017 survey report: “Real Parent Voice – Real Parent Choice”
Follow-up resource list for parent survey participants
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!

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

Can we please stop arguing beans with bean counters?

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This was written by Tamar Wyschogrod of Morris County, head of  NJ Parents Against Gov. Christie’s School Budget Cuts , a new affiliate of Parents Across America; join their Facebook page and/or contact her at tamarw@optonline.net The idea that education is a business just like any other, and that we can be “successful” by running it like a business, is just plain wrong. The current generation of reformers thinks that, if they stay focused and never take their eye off …

Sacramento: poised to become ground zero of privatization

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See the report below from Kate  Lenox of the Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education, a new affiliate of Parents Across America. Sacramento parents and concerned citizens, please join their Facebook page,  or email Kate for more info at klenox@earthlink.net: The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education is a group of parents, teachers, and community members that has been fighting the privatization of public education here in Sacramento for eight years. We formed when the board of Sacramento City Unified …