Thursday, January 11, 2007

Parents Demand a Voice in the SF School Superintendent Search Process

Hundreds of San Francisco Public School parents attended the January 9th board meeting to speak out for equity in the school system. Parents delivered hundreds of petitions demanding that the Board ensure a strong parent voice in the superintendent search process.
Our district is fortunate to have strong parent leaders like Pauline Vela [pictured above in the middle] of our Parent Advisory Council and Parent Advocates for Youth, Coleman Advocates parent organizer Sandra Fewer and Parent Voices leader Lorie Jones.
Other parent leaders, including Sophia Nixon, Toni Hines, Jaime Ramirez, and many others, also spoke out and mobilized at the Board meeting. Bravo to the parents - and their new Public Education and Equity Group - who are continuing a tradition in SF, Boston, and many other cities of parents leading and organizing for a stronger public school system and a better future for our children and communities!
The Oakland/San Francisco PLAN [parent leadership action network], the regional parent organizing group, is holding a parent conference next week to help build power and strengthen parent advocacy in our Bay Area school districts.

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