Sunday, October 16, 2016

Parents Working With School Districts To Make Public Schools Work

Parents Working With School Districts To Make Public Schools Work:

Parents Working With School Districts To Make Public Schools Work

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For our team and the members of our group, gifted education is not about speeding through school or having Ivy League kids. It is about our children receiving an education that causes them to work hard, overcome obstacles, and fail and recover. It is about finding friends who understand them and are OK with their quirks. It is about not being ashamed to ask for differentiation for our kids.
–Joshua Raymond, Michigan Parent and Gifted Student Activist
Stories where parents work with public school administrators and teachers to create new programs to fill a need for children are always lovely. I think it reflects the kind of democratic public school system we should all seek.
Joshua Raymond has often commented on posts I have written about gifted education. We don’t always agree about minor points, but we have a mutual respect for one another.
Joshua led a group of parents in Metro Detroit to create new programming for the Parents Working With School Districts To Make Public Schools Work:
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