Author: Michele Brooks

MICHELE BROOKS is a parent, teacher, and advocate with over 17 years of experience in parent organizing and advocacy within the Boston public school system. As the founding Director of the Boston Parent Organizing Network, Michele coordinated the establishment of a network of community-based organizations, and parent and educational advocacy groups focused on engaging parents in the improvement of the Boston public schools.

NCLB: A Parent Perspective

Ask any parent what their hope is for the education of their child and they will tell you "a good education is one that provides my child with a broad range of opportunities and experiences to gain the knowledge and skills to be successful in life." Parents, especially those in disadvantaged communities and parents of color, whose children attend underperforming schools, want accountability.