The Problem: Lack of Parent Voice
Although it is well established that parent engagement maximizes student success, there are limited pathways for families to have a voice and a choice in the vision for education in Washington, DC.
- Parents are demanding high quality education that reflects their community’s values and needs, but lack avenues to effectively engage policymakers and elected officials.
- Schools, elected officials, and policymakers are searching for guidance from the constituents they serve, but lack an efficient channel for community engagement in education.
- Every stakeholder recognizes that an excellent education system must be made by and with the community – not just for the community.