For her leadership in the areas of teacher quality and educational equity and reform, the Learning First Alliance has named Stanford professor and accomplished author Linda Darling-Hammond as our 2013 Education Visionary Award winner.
Blog Posts By Anne Foster
By Anne Foster, Executive Director of Parents for Public Schools
Editor’s Note: Our guest blogger today is Anne Foster, the Executive Director of Parents for Public Schools. Her email address is email@example.com. To learn more about Parents for Public Schools and the PPS PEP curriculum, go to www.PPSparentprograms.com.
In Texas, parents are talking about what many consider excessive, high-stakes testing. In California, parents are advocating for better funding for the state’s public schools. And in Mississippi, they are taking part in debates about charter schools and letting their legislators know their opinions on charter schools. Parents who currently have children in public schools have the shortest window of time for schools to be successful. They only get one chance to educate their children, so time is of the essence to them. With the right skills and knowledge, parents can be powerful and effective public education advocates and can work in a strong partnership with their children’s schools. ...
Editor's Note: Our guest blogger today is Anne Foster. Anne is Executive Director of Parents for Public Schools, a national organization of community-based chapters that promotes and strengthens public schools by engaging, educating and mobilizing parents.
For parents of public school children in America, the conversation around public schools is critical. They have the shortest window of time to make sure their kids’ schools are good and that schools have the resources needed for a quality education. But the conversation about public schools today is either non-existent or extremely polarized. It’s time to change the conversation and come together across political lines to find solutions.
Things used to be simpler. Our public schools were central to our way of life. They became our foundation, and every community was built around one. We came to understand that a strong America meant good public schools for all of our children. Public education meant claiming the American dream. Teachers garnered honor and respect, and ...
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