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SXSW EDU 2018

Activating Parent Power to Transform Education

All communities care equally about the education and future of their children. But caring is not the same as power. Most families in underserved communities have neither the economic power to move to better school systems, nor do they realize they have political power to influence change in the local school systems failing them. This session explores how parent leaders organize their community and activate their power to transition from “latent” to “actionable demand" to drive education change

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  1. Understand that parents in all communities can activate their power to drive change for their child, their school, and their school system
  2. Understand the range of strategies for how parents exercise power
  3. Understand the role nonprofits, educators, and philanthropists can play as allies to support parent-led education change

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Yordanos Eyoel, Assoc Partner , New Profit

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