Tag: Massachusetts Parents United

Trust Parents

Why don’t we trust parents? Why are we so scary? You know you need us. We’re ready to do the work. But for some reason, we trust everyone BUT parents when it comes to advocating for children and families. Take for instance — this week where we learned where former Boston Mayoral candidate Tito Jackson will end up: He has…

Real Talk About Parent Advocacy

It’s been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Sometimes I feel like parent advocacy in education is the world’s longest case study in the history of insanity. If you’re one of those folks who think parent advocacy is a cute little add on to your education…

Let’s Talk About Dark Money!

If you decide to get into the education policy arena and have the audacity to challenge any position advanced by the teachers unions in power, chances are, you’re going to be accused of accepting evil “dark money.” From there, folks who can’t find a way to articulate a coherent argument against your education reform position will attempt to paint you…