Month: July 2017

All the "Justice" Money Can Buy …

July was quite a month for EduMom. We took a brief hiatus following not one, but FOUR deaths in my family one right after another. It’s definitely been quite a journey — and my family has been so appreciative of all the kind words and positive thoughts we’ve had sent our way. We’re grateful. (One of the remembrances in memory…

The Dogs Are Barking and We Gallop Forward

(This piece was originally posted on the Massachusetts Parents United website.) At the end of the 19th Century, the famous Nicaraguan writer, poet and journalist Rubén Darío wrote, “si los perros ladran, Sancho, es señal que cabalgamos,” which translates to, “If dogs are barking, Sancho, it’s a sign that we are galloping forward.” He wrote it because he was discriminated…

Massachusetts Parents United – On the Move

I often describe Massachusetts Parents United as the "charter school" of parent advocacy organizations. Yes, we do things a little differently. We might be a little unconventional and think outside the box. But we get real results and MPU works.  MPU is a union of parents and over the past year thousands of parents have joined — 6,687 in fact. 2,210…