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WHEN ADULTS DO BETTER CHILDREN DO BETTER
TO THE DAY GUARDIANS OF PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS' STUDENTS
The PPU REPORT CARD PROJECT (from Summary) articulates positive and not so positive experiences in trying to ensure a fundamental right to education based on the best practices, research and experiences of Portland Parent Union, along with the moratorium work. We are proposing a human rights framework for Portland Public schools who claim to be grounded in principles of equity, dignity and community participation. Our report is a culmination of several years of advocacy, dialogue, support, pushing back along with students, parents, educators. We envision a school system that supports all children and young people in reaching their full potential. We can't seem to get there! WHY? In this section we provide a "real report card." How would you grade PPS?
We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible. Allan Massie
Elephant In The Room: PPU Responses, Experiences, Substantiated Articles, Solidifying our stories
What conversation is relevant to changing hearts and minds in your community, online or in person?
How do you imagine #the4thbox?
A “Zero-Indifference” response to name-calling means that members of the school community take collective action to
not tolerate name-calling and bullying. Although there is no one right way to intervene, consistent intervention is key to
establishing a school environment where all students feel safe and respected. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN WITH THIS STUDENT.....
Despite this progress, what has remained unchanged is the pervasive racial injustice in the United States' public educational systems. This injustice manifests in a number of ways: continued racial isolation in American schools; the massive inequity in resources between majority-minority schools and majority White schools; and the unequal treatment of racial minority students within schools, regardless of degree of desegregation. Taken together, these factors function to undermine.
we witness all the time the not so consistent prior notices for meetings. Especially the IEP meeting
YOU TURN US INTO ANGRY PARENTS BY NOT FOLLOWING THROUGH OR MAKING US PROMISES THAT ARE LIES!
By Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Jared Meyer | May 7, 2015 | 12:53 PM EDT
In many cities with abysmal school systems, teacher firings are exceedingly rare, due to powerful teachers' unions. In New York City and Chicago, barely 1 in 1,000 teachers loses his job for poor performance.
In Los Angeles, fewer than 2 percent of teachers are denied tenure-and only a quarter of a percent of teachers who received tenure were fired over the course of a decade. Me
INSIDE SOURCES HAVE WATCHED TEACHERS INTENTIONALLY AGGRAVATE THE BLACK BOYS TO GET THEM OUT
OFTEN WE SHOW UP TO AN IEP MEETING BY OURSELVES- ONE OR TWO OF US- FACING A WHOLE ROOM OF SCHOOL PEOPLE. INTIMIDATING! HERE IS SOME ADVICE TO BE PREPARED. PPU RECOMMENDS NEVER GO BY YOURSELF. FORM YOUR OWN TEAM......
PARENTS OFTEN COMPLAIN THEY ARE CONFUSED BY WHAT KIND OF MEETING THEY ARE GOING TO. ITS A BIG DEAL BECAUSE SCHOOLS OFTEN EXPECT FAMILIES TO BE IN THE KNOW AND OFTEN BLAME THEM IF THEY AREN'T.