PSAT for 2-1-11: Join Parents Across America!

Parents speak out!Our web site is coming along. Our national kick-off is set for a week from today in NYC, with Diane Ravitch as our keynote speaker. We have big plans for the rest of 2011.

For Public Schools Action Tuesday (PSAT), get to know more about Parents Across America, join us, and tell your networks about this exciting new organization that is taking on bad education policies and fighting for great public schools for ALL children across the US!

What’s PAA?

Parents Across America (PAA) is a new grassroots organization comprised of parent leaders throughout the nation who are advocating for positive and progressive educational reforms. Founding members hail from New York (Albany, NYC), California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland), Florida (Boca Raton), Texas (Houston), North Carolina (Charlotte, Durham), Illinois (Chicago), Louisiana (New Orleans), Colorado (Denver), and Washington State (Seattle).

PAA supports reforms that work, focused on strengthening public schools rather than closing them, providing smaller classes, increasing parent involvement, and a well-rounded curriculum, rather than the current policies of privatization and punitive test-based accountability. PAA believes that parent voices must be heard in the national dialogue on public education.

Read the full press release for our kick-off event.

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