Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
As many of our WGEO network members gear up for GFE’s annual conference in New Orleans, it’s worth considering what education organizing looks like in a city undergoing the nation’s most wide-scale redefining of a public education system.
Here’s the (hardly surprising) view from the bayou:
“Parents are often seen as individual consumers who have no collective common interest beyond the choice of schools for their own children and no role as decision makers. . . . In this environment, parents struggle to be heard.”
Read more on what parents in NOLA need–and whether or not they’re getting it–in Community Organizing for Reform at Scale: Balancing Demand and Support, a new article from the Annenberg Institute on School Reform.