Parents who advocate 'make change happen'

Partners Post, October 2015

When something needs to change for the better in our public schools, parents and guardians work in partnership with educators and support professionals to get it done. That is how Tara Purcell of the Pennsylvania PTA sees it.

"A lot of parents don't realize they are advocates," Purcell said, noting that parents routinely speak up for their children in meetings with educators, coaches, and office staff.

"The minute you speak up for your child or another child, you have just started to be an advocate for them," she said. "We help change the future and make it better for our children."

Partners for Public Education shares the PTA's view that when parents advocate, change happens. That is why we have been asking Partners like you to let state lawmakers know just how important it is to make needed investments in our public schools.

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