Parent Revolution offers a simple powerful promise—get 51% of parents to sign up and in 3 years you get a transformed school. Wow, that’s a big idea. Easier said than done and only possible:
• in states where parents can vote to convert a school to charter (I’m trying to figure out how many that is) and/or
• where there is a quality charter operator with funding to expand, no charter cap, and a district, city, university, or state willing to authorize
Where there is capacity and opportunity to fulfill this promise it’s a big idea, a very big idea, one that will change the educational landscape. LA Charter operators Green Dot and Alliance are supporting the effort. These operators routinely increase the college completion rate of a neighborhood by a factor of 10, from 5-6% to 50-60%.
It’s worth noting the impossibly difficult conditions under which these networks operate: 90% students in/near poverty, expensive real estate with no facilities funding, and high labor costs, and half the funding of NY/CT/NJ.
Watch the video—it is a wonderfully disruptive idea. This video will change LA, then the USA.
Watch Parent Revolution on YouTube.