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True Voices of the Bayview

Parent and Community Members Speak up about Charters For several months now, parents, community members, and labor leaders in San Francisco have been pushing back on a billionaire-backed “astroturfing” organization that has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Walton

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How Much Charters Schools *Really* Cost

Even “good” charters come at a cost to our public education system. Last week, In the Public Interest, a research and policy center promoting the democratic control of public goods and services, released a report that measures how much charter

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One Step Back, Two Steps Forward–Starting a Black Family Affinity Group at your School

Parent affinity groups can have profound effects on schools. This post about my experiences starting an affinity group at my daughters’ elementary school, originally appeared on Blavity, a an online community of “the most exceptional multi-cultural creators and influencers in the world.”

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Racial Justice Resource List for Busy Bay Area Parents

I’m thankful for all the protesters out in the streets today making it known throughout the land—our city will not tolerate hate! While there are some family-friendly protests going on this weekend, protests in general, are often not a safe place for families with

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Who profits from a “broken public school” narrative?

One of the best ways to sell something is to create a problem that needs to be fixed. This is nothing new, as you can see in this old ad which uses the fear of spinsterhood to sell mouthwash. Retromercial: Listerine

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Advocating for Equity in Separate and Unequal Schools

This coming September 24, 2016 we are organizing an event to bring together family advocates like you from schools across the district. All of our children lose out when we have separate and unequal schools – kids of color more than White

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Congratulations Carver ES Families!

The SF Families Union members met Carver Families during the Feb. 13th SF Families event at Cobb ES where we spoke about the experience of Black families. What came up was surprising… there two schools in our district without proper doors and walls for

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Help make all our schools (Black) Family Friendly – Feb 13 @ 2:00pm!

Hi everyone! We’ve been hearing some interesting observations about the experience of Black families in SF schools, and have decided to make this the focus of our upcoming meeting. For example, Davonna commented that, as a Black mom, she would never send

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The new segregation: How can we have racial harmony when our kids go to separate schools?

(This article was originally posted on Click here to see more content on parenting, race, and education.) Years after Brown vs. Board of Education, are schools remain as segregated as ever. It’s time to talk about integrating our schools. How can we

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