Tag: Parents

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…

Use Your Brain

Here’s what the Springfield Public Schools is using to do outreach to incoming Puerto Rican families joining the community: Notice any problem here? Under registration requirements lists as requirements: Immunization records Birth certificate Legal guardianship paperwork Prior school records School transfer Academic transcript/most recent report card Discipline records Special ed/IEP records Attendance records “If you have some or any of…