Share your thoughts on how parents are involved
We know the voices of parents and caregivers are essential to articulating our shared challenges and defining and demanding our solutions. Yet too often they are tokenized at best, and sidelined at worst.
Join us to change that. We're launching a conversation around what real, meaningful parent engagement looks like, and need your help.
To kick things off, we'd be thankful for your reflections on the five short questions on this page.
We're specifically interested in how parents are involved in decision-making around policies and budgets impacting their lives. Whether it's inputting on draft legislation, a local plan, or the rollout of a new public program, our public policies and budgets must include the voices of those most impacted by them: Us.
Have you ever sat on an county advisory committee? Been invited to input on how a new public program should look? Been given a seat at the table as policies impacting our families are drafted, decided, and/or implemented? For too many of us, the answer is clear: NO.
We'll bring your thoughts right to a statewide working group tackling this challenge, which is planning to propose best practices and standards for involving parents in decision making around policies and budgets impacting our lives. The ultimate goal is to ensure that no decision about us is made without us.