Choosing an Issue to support
Every year the CT Parent Power Schools Committee and our membership decides which issues to support. We discuss which issues we are likely to win, where can we have impact, and which bring us closer to achieving the goal of great schools for all kids.
Taking the discussion on the road: "CT Parent Power University"
This fall, CT Parent Power is taking this important discussion on the road by hosting "CT Parent Power University" in towns across Connecticut.
These discussions will help us answer some of the following questions, from a "parent" point of view:
- Funding: How can we fix Connecticut’s broken school funding system?
- Teachers: Are they overpaid and overprotected? Or are they the unappreciated front line in an increasingly difficult job?
- Parents: Research shows that involved parents improve the academic success of our children, yet we often find ourselves marginalized by our schools. What are our rights and our responsibilities, and how can we work most effectively in our schools?
- Cooperation: We're a small state with a proud tradition of localism, but we increasingly struggle with the costs of providing the kind of education we value. Are there ways we can collaborate to save money and improve the effectiveness of our educational system?
On The Table
In addition, our Schools Committee is exploring the following issues:
- School discipline policies
- Special Education
- Parent involvement
- Budget transparency
- School Governance Councils
- Title 1 Parent Compacts