Parents Across America national survey shows parents disagree with lawmakers’ approach to education

    “Too much of the current education policy making happens without any meaningful parent input, and often in complete opposition to parents’ priorities and concerns.” Parents Across America (PAA), a national network of public school parents from all backgrounds … Continue reading Parents Across America national survey shows parents disagree with lawmakers’ approach to education

Parents Across America Book Club Meeting, Sunday, April 2: “White Like Me” by Tim Wise

PAA Book Club Meeting  Sunday, April 2 5:00 pm PT, 8:00 pm ET We’re going to discuss antiracist author Tim Wise’s “White Like Me” on Sunday, April 2 at 8:00 pm ET, 5:00 pm PT. You can purchase the book or … Continue reading Parents Across America Book Club Meeting, Sunday, April 2: “White Like Me” by Tim Wise

The US Department of Education’s Digital Promise to advance the ed-tech field and online learning in public schools

Editor’s note: Cheri Kiesecker was a panelists for the Webinar: Stop the Ed Tech Juggernaut hosted by Parents Across America. Click here for links to the video recording and slides from the program. -Carolyn Leith The USDoE’s Digital Promise to advance the ed-tech field, CBE, … Continue reading The US Department of Education’s Digital Promise to advance the ed-tech field and online learning in public schools

Parents Across America endorses #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool action by Washington State teachers

Parents Across America endorses the action of teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, office staff and other educators who will wear “Black Lives Matter” t-shirts to school on Wednesday, October 18th. We understand the urgency for educators to stand up against racism … Continue reading Parents Across America endorses #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool action by Washington State teachers

Join Parents Across America’s Poverty, Race and Education book club series with Jesse Hagopian and his book “More Than a Score”

Topic: Race, Poverty, and Education: Let’s get real about leveling the playing field Time: Nov 20, 2016 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 4 PM Pacific Time  The guest for Parents Across America’s (PAA) next book club session in our Poverty, Race … Continue reading Join Parents Across America’s Poverty, Race and Education book club series with Jesse Hagopian and his book “More Than a Score”

Stop the Ed Tech Juggernaut: A Parents Across America Webinar

Members of Parents Across America (PAA) have spent extensive time looking into quantities of writing and research that raise red flags about the impact of the EdTech explosion on our children. This high-pressure movement has brought a mishmash of digital … Continue reading Stop the Ed Tech Juggernaut: A Parents Across America Webinar

Parents Across America Online Panel: How Washington State Activists Nixed Charter Schools

How Washington State activists nixed charter schools Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 5 pm EDT, 2 pm PDT Join us on Sunday, October 25th, to talk about the Washington State Supreme Court ruling declaring charter schools  unconstitutional! Hear from PAA President … Continue reading Parents Across America Online Panel: How Washington State Activists Nixed Charter Schools

Parents Across America endorses House Bill 2382, the “Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources Act”

June 16, 2015 Dear Representative Reed: Parents Across America is pleased to endorse H. 2382, the Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources Act. PAA is a non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization that connects parents of all backgrounds across the … Continue reading Parents Across America endorses House Bill 2382, the “Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources Act”

Parents Across America opposes Common Core Standards, the PARCC and SBAC tests

Parents Across America opposes both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the associated tests created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). We wish to place our … Continue reading Parents Across America opposes Common Core Standards, the PARCC and SBAC tests

Parents Across America News: For “Choice Week,” choose to tell Congress what parents really want

It’s that time of year again, the week corporate reformers have designated as “School Choice Week.” Polls and surveys show that the first choice of most parents is to send their child to a high-quality neighborhood school with adequate resources. … Continue reading Parents Across America News: For “Choice Week,” choose to tell Congress what parents really want