The American Educational Research Association national meeting came to Philadelphia last weekend and Parents United members were featured at a number of events. Parents Robin Roberts, Tonayia Coffer and Tomika Anglin represented Parents United at a special Division K reception hosted by Drexel University at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Sabra Townsend joined a panel of speakersContinue reading ““These are not budget cuts. These are human rights abuses happening to children in our own city.””
Hi, my name is Sadie Sprague-Lott and I am a junior at Science Leadership Academy (SLA) and an intern for Parents United for Public Education. When I was looking for an internship this year it was very important that it was something that really meant something to me. I first met Helen through my momContinue reading “A Student’s Voice Joins the Movement”
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!