PAA DEMANDS End to High Stakes Testing and Privatization

***For Immediate Release*** July 17, 2013 Contacts Dora Taylor, (Seattle) President, PAA -206-841-9613 Pamela Grundy (Charlotte) -704-806-0410 Julie Woestehoff (Chicago) – 773-715-3989   It’s time for lawmakers to listen to parents! National parent group reaches out to Congress on ESEA, demanding less testing and privatization and more proven, effective reforms   As the U.S. House […]

Online Forum by Parents Across America – The Parent Trigger from California to Florida

Parents Across America

Online Forum by @parentsacrossam The Parent Trigger from California to Florida parentrigger.eventbrite.com#LAUSD twitter.com/PESJA_LA/statu… — PESJA Los Angeles (@PESJA_LA) May 17, 2013 Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (PDT) We will be hearing from Lori Yuan, a parent in Adelanto who fought the Parent Trigger at her school, and Parents Across America […]

Parents Across America Are Opting Out

Looks like parents have finally had enough testing too. The Superintendent of Montgomery County Maryland called for a three year moratorium on high stakes standardized testing. The budget squeeze is making it impossible to ignore all the money for testing. The perfect storm. On January 27 at 1:00 PM PST, 3:00 PM Central and 4:00 […]

Remember, remember, register for this on January 27th #optout

Tim Slekar and I will be guests to discuss high-stakes testing at an upcoming webinar. Register here. Share. Attend. The event is being hosted by Parents Across America.

Parents, Teachers and Citizens Organize to Save Public Education

With three months before the election, parents, teachers and citizens join in fight to save public schools and end the reign of high stakes testing as a weapon of mass destruction.  Instead of just one tool, or measurement of ability in a particular area, the tests have produced a steady stream of cash for those […]

Joel Klein, News Corp. and ALEC

Looks like Parents Across America have a solid press operation. Nice work. Schooling in the Ownership SocietyMedia Matters  The Wall Street Journal Covers Up ALEC Link To Anti-Union School Privatization Law BLOG ››› JULY 24, 2012 2:26 PM EDT ››› MELODY JOHNSON The Wall Street Journal this morning failed to report ties between the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and […]

Once more Alex Russo afflicts the afflicted and comforts the comfortable

“I want to work with people who have relevant experience in our neighborhoods, whose kids go to the same schools mine do, and who believe in the self-determination of all communities. I do not appreciate the dominant-culture control of the ‘reformers’ who parachute in, a la Peace Corps style, to show us Brown and Black […]

Demand Congress Give Parents a Seat at the Ed Table

Parents Across America are disappointed they haven’t been able to obtain an invitation to testify or have a seat at  a seat at the table as our elected representatives in Washington debate and discuss “state efforts to expand parental engagement”  – code for how to get parents to work for trigger laws that will put […]

What Parents Across America Know,Think and Feel

From Parents Across America: Let your local, state and national representatives in the legislatures hear your voices. Here is a powerful letter reprinted from today’s Syracuse Post-Standard. This week is the annual celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. Politicians of every stripe and school superintendents everywhere will write letters and make proclamations stating how much they value the […]

National resolution against high-stakes #testing

If you’re interested, you can sign a national resolution against HST here. Sign as an individual or an organization. I think Parents Across American is spearheading this effort, so support them if you can.

Parents Across America Share Ideas on ESEA

Register your Account Sign Up with us and Enjoy! By registering with this blog you are also agreeing to receive email notifications for new posts but you can unsubscribe at anytime. A password will be e-mailed to you. From PAA: This letter is available as a pdf here.  A version of the letter which you […]

An open letter to Michael Moore from Sharon Higgins

Sharon Higgins is a founding member of Parents Across America and is also the author of three major blogs dedicated to both authentic reform and to exposing the criminal masterminds behind the corporate take over of public education. Her indispensable blogs include: The Broad Report, Charter School Scandals, and The Perimeter Primate. Her impeccable research […]

Introducing the Depowered Forward for the Corporate Oligarchs

Just too good!

Coverage of the #SOSMarch

Here’s a roundup of various stories and articles covering the SOS March this past weekend. I think it all speaks for itself. Jon Stewart’s video tribute From the Answer Sheet On the march from Education Week Poetry from Jose Vilson From Parents Across America And finally, how the hell did Matt Damon become the SOS […]

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