Parent Power: Organizing for Education
March 17, 2017

Any education advocacy group that focuses on community organizing will tell you that parents are a critical partner in their work. Parents are often the backbone of the on-the-ground work that happens on the front line every day. We took a look at a few PIE Network members who are using creative ways to celebrate their parent advocates.

Stand for Children-Louisiana will be introducing us to their Education Superheroes—Louisiana parents who fight for students and teachers every day—throughout 2017. Their first Superhero is Jarva Teasette, a mother of a teenage daughter and Stand Louisiana parent advocate and team captain, who lives in Baton Rouge. Jarva has fought to improve failing Capitol Area schools, helped to host parent workshops, and advocated for strong student-centered policies. Stay in touch with Stand Louisiana and learn more about their other parent superheros throughout the year!

Similarly, DC School Reform Now utilizes their website to tell personal stories and celebrate their parent advocates. By doing so, other advocates learn about the importance of having parents as partners and the critical role they play in advocacy and organizing work.

How are you celebrating your parent advocates? We want to know! Please reach out.

Tanzi West Barbour

Tanzi is PIE Network's Senior Director, Communications, Charters, and Choice

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