“Few in today’s K–12 education reform movement look to the PTA to fight for dramatic change or engage in direct conflict with the public education establishment,” notes Bruno Manno, in a new article for Education Next.  But while the PTA has become, in many ways, an extension of the public schools, other organizations have sprung up to organize, educate, and mobilize parents to fight on behalf of the interests of children and to challenge the education establishment. Manno looks at three such organizations – Parent Revolution, Education Reform Now, and Stand for Children, in the article, “Not Your Mother’s PTA: Advocacy Groups Raise Money, Voices, Hopes.”

A press release summarizing the article appears here.

-Education Next

Last updated October 26, 2011