Parents Across America is committed to bringing the voice of public school parents – and common sense – to local, state and national debates. PAA was founded by a group of parents active in their communities who recognized the need to collaborate for Up to now, the parent perspective has been almost entirely missing in the policy proposals being imposed on school districts across the nation. Many of these practices, focused on increased privatization, high stakes testing, mass school closures, school “choice,” and the deprofessionalism of teaching, are not based on solid research, and are not supported by most parents. In contrast, we advocate for proven, progressive measures, such as a child-centered curriculum, a strong parent voice in school decision making, quality multiple assessments, adequate social services, and reduced class sizes. PAA serves as a network for parents to share their concerns, activities, and strategies. We equip parents with the tools they need to advocate for progressive policies at the local, state and national levels.
State and Local Organizations
About Michigan Parents for Schools: "We're a group of Michigan public school parents who are worried about the funding problems our schools face and the consequences this has for our kids and our communities. We feel it's time to take action as parents and as citizens to make sure our schools have the resources they need to educate our children."
About Friends of Dexter Community Schools: "There are a few purposes for this group: 1. Publicly support our teachers & administrators; 2. Keep each other informed about how legislation affects our schools; 3. Support teacher input in curriculum and testing; 4. Share ideas on how we can improve our district."
Michigan Parents for Schools and Friends of Dexter Community Schools are affiliates of Parents Across America.