This school year will be a huge test for our school communities. School closings, a continued budget crisis, and an unprecedented level of monied and political forces backing privatization threaten our schools and, by extension, our neighborhoods. Even the very notion of “neighborhood” and “public schools” are being questioned at the highest levels. Our District is in a battle between two visions.
They want a plan focused on “austerity,” failure, testing, schools closings, and “reform.” We want to transform our schools with classroom investments, equity, our voices and our children at the center.
Read more about Parents United’s plan to transform our schools through investing in our facilities here.