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From bake sales to ballot boxes: How the pandemic intensified parent activism

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2022
From The Center
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Given “emerging parent power” in the nation’s public schools, school districts would be wise to embrace such convictions, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s public policy think tank FutureEd.

“Prioritizing more meaningful parental engagement stands to increase parents’ trust, reduce rancor and provide local education leaders with valuable new insight into student needs, especially from low-income parents and parents of color who have long been relegated to public education’s periphery,” the report states.

The report, titled “Leaning In, The New Power of Parents in Public Education,” notes the rise of a new generation...

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