Protect parent voice now!
We know that parent engagement leads to student success; however, schools are not always welcoming places for parents’ participation. Although we have the right to hold our children’s schools accountable, we are often met with tactics intended to silence us, intimidate us, and prevent us from actualizing our roles as partners in educating our children. These acts of retaliation are the result of an imbalance of power and accountability triggered by advocacy efforts by parents and guardians. NOLA Public Schools must pass policy that protect parents’ right to be involved and advocate for their children, without the fear of being intimidated, silenced, or retaliated against.