In districts across the country, parents—who have the clearest perspective of their children’s needs—are partnering with educators and parent advocacy organizations to create an education system that centers families’ perspectives to ensure that every child has access to the supports, tools, and resources they need to thrive. Yet, much of the conversation around parent involvement has been driven by special interest groups outside of the education system, aiming to politicize education. As we work towards educational equity and excellence for all students, it is vital that we depoliticize education to find our common values and amplify the expertise of parents who have been historically underrepresented.
The videos below capture the stories of real parents highlighting what is possible when parents are powering solutions in education.
Today, much of the conversation around parent involvement in their children’s education is driven by special interest groups aiming to politicize the education system through misguided attacks and vitriol directed at schools and district leaders by a small group of individuals.