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

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

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

Our Children at Risk: Parents Across America reports dangers of too much ed tech

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 Our Children at Risk: Parents Across America reports dangers of too much ed tech

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”

Annotated References for PAA fact sheet “Common Core Basics” and position paper “PAA opposes Common Core State Standards, PARCC/SBAC tests”

This paper relates to the previous posts Parents Across America:The Common Core Basics and Parents Across America opposes Common Core Standards, the PARCC and SBAC tests The following references are so well written I wanted to include it as a … Continue reading Annotated References for PAA fact sheet “Common Core Basics” and position paper “PAA opposes Common Core State Standards, PARCC/SBAC tests”

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

Press conference in Seattle on SBAC testing

Press conference on SBAC testing: Opt Out Movement Biggest in Seattle’s History A gathering of community groups, parents, teachers and students from across Seattle question the equity and validity of SBAC testing Garfield High School teachers and parents to announce their opposition to high stakes testing. Technological malfunctions are creating testing chaos in schools. Seattle/King County NAACP to announce position on the new SBAC exam. Opt out numbers from schools around Seattle will be revealed. Who: Parents, students and teachers from schools across Seattle, including Nathan Hale, Garfield, NOVA, Franklin, Chief Sealth, Dearborn Park, and more. Seattle Opt Out group … Continue reading Press conference in Seattle on SBAC testing