Need inspiration? Look no further than yesterday’s 80,000-100,000 (you read that right) person massive Moral March in North Carolina. Born out of a months long Moral Mondays movement that is transforming politics, not just in North Carolina, but for all of us as a nation, the movement has merged those fighting for public education with thoseContinue reading “Inspiring post of the day: North Carolina and the Rev. Dr. William Barber are delivering THE message of our times”
Philadelphia’s schools may have faced their greatest challenges this year, but those challenges were met by a powerful force of parent and civic activism that pushed back against a failing schools narrative and demanded the attention and action of the District, the media and our elected officials. Together parents have made public education the numberContinue reading “A new year: Celebrating parents on the move!”
We’re well into 2014, but we wanted to thank all of our readers, supporters and funders for an important year of parent activism in 2013 and our first full year with our Parents United blog. Here’s a look back at our top five most-read blog posts of 2013. Thanks for reading and commenting!
Thanks for voting for Parents United for Public Education as Philebrity’s 2013 Non-Profit Organization of the Year.We had a great time at Johnny Brenda’s and had a drink (or two) celebrating the hard work all of us put in to support a strong public school system in Philadelphia. The night was made doubly fun byContinue reading “Thanks for voting for us!”
Despite the frigid temperature on Thursday afternoon, over 100 people crowded the corners of Bustleton and Cottman Avenues, one of the busiest intersections in Northeast Philadelphia chanting to the beat of Northeast High School’s marching band: “S.O.S. – Save our Schools!” “Whose schools? Our Schools!” The rally – supported by PCAPs and Parents United forContinue reading “Awake You Sleeping Giant!”