Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Parents Across America

Parents Across America (PAA) is a grassroots organization that connects parents and activists from across the U.S. to share ideas and work together on improving our nation’s public schools. It was founded by a group of activist parents who recognized the need to collaborate for positive change, rather than remain solely entrenched in separate battles in our local communities. Since the top-down forces that are imposing their will on our schools have become national in scope, we need to be as well.
Up to now, the parent perspective has been almost entirely missing in the policy proposals put forward by the U.S. Department of Education and those running many school districts across the nation.  To this day, many of the practices and proposals they favor are neither based on solid research nor supported by most parents.
In contrast, we advocate for proven, progressive measures such as reducing class size and increasing parent involvement, and oppose corporate-style efforts to privatize our schools.
PAA is committed to bringing the voice of public school par ents – and common sense – to local, state, and national education debates. Check out what we believe works – and what doesn’t work — in education.
Then  join us, as we fight for better schools!
Our children, our schools, our voices.


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