Parent Revolution Takes Stand for Children, Demands Education Reform Now

By 10/26/2011

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“Few in today’s K–12 education reform movement look to the PTA to fight for dramatic change or engage in direct conflict with the public education establishment,” notes Bruno Manno, in a new article for Education Next.  But while the PTA has become, in many ways, an extension of the public schools, other organizations have sprung up to organize, educate, and mobilize parents to fight on behalf of the interests of children and to challenge the education establishment. Manno looks at three such organizations – Parent Revolution, Education Reform Now, and Stand for Children, in the article, “Not Your Mother’s PTA: Advocacy Groups Raise Money, Voices, Hopes.”

A press release summarizing the article appears here.

-Education Next

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  • Mrs. Voula Strickland says:

    As a teacher with an M.B.A., & absolutely no connection with any public, charter or private school, I am absolutely horrified & appalled at the lack of education that America’s students are getting! For the last 18 years my husband & I have opened our home to tutor students K – college age & day in & day out have witnessed how serious the problems are. The curriculum is not followed, students are missing huge gaps in math, reading, writing, science & history. Teachers are not returning or correcting assignments when done. America will never be able to compete globally.

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