SXSW EDU 2020
Parent Power: Key to Transforming Education Systems
All communities care equally about the education and future of their children. But caring is not the same as power. This session explores: (1) how parent leaders organize their community and exercise their innate power – individually and collectively - to drive change; and (2) how as their allies we need to overcome our biases to forge common values that then enable change to happen.
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Additional Supporting Materials
- Understand that parents in all communities can effectively exercise their power to drive change for their children, school, and school system
- Understand the continuum of four strategies for how parents exercise power
- Name the biases held by even well intentioned nonprofit leaders, educator and philanthropists that must be overcome to make change happen.
Alex Cortez, Managing Partner, 1973