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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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  1. Understand that parents in all communities can effectively exercise their power to drive change for their children, school, and school system
  2. Understand the continuum of four strategies for how parents exercise power
  3. 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

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