Our program provides resources for future legislative updates, other organizations we recommend as resources, and a summary of our accomplishments from 2002-2016.
This site will not be updated after June 30, 2016. Please download any information that is helpful to you.
At the Capitol
- A look ahead toward next session and the future
- A closer look at allocations and policy provisions in the budget bill that passed
- Making sense of new federal ESSA rules
- Noteworthy organizations affecting public education
- Worth a Second Look: materials from our Wrap-Up
Through the years, Parents United impacted the public's understanding of the role of government in the classroom, played a notable role in the decades-long battle to increase funding to schools, and ensured parents a place at the table in education policy creating and change.
We leave a legacy of effective and informed parent activism in your capable hands and the hands of many excellent organizations which provide legislative updates, parent engagement or community advocacy. For advice or help, Mary Cecconi is available as a consultant or speaker.
Please understand most groups filter legislative information, as every organization has a different lens. As you seek new resources, always think critically about their funding sources.
We are proud to have served the public school students & families of Minnesota and will be eternally grateful for the contributions that parents & concerned people like you have made to this important work. THANK YOU!
Parents United for Public Schools dissolved in June 2016. This website is here for the record, but should be considered out of date.
Thank you for all your support and please continue to support these other groups doing great work for public education in Minnesota.
Here is some information about our last full year: 2015 Annual Report.
He nails it…
We have discovered as a species that it is useful to have an educated population. You do not need to be a student or have a child who is a student to benefit from public education. Every second of every day of your life, you benefit from public education.
So let me explain why I like to pay taxes for schools, even though I don't personally have a kid in school: It's because I don't like living in a country with a bunch of stupid people.”
-Author, John Green
- Changes in Leadership June 15, 2016
- Student voices are to be heard, not ignored June 2, 2016
- Help with Student Loans Now Available For Qualifying Teachers May 31, 2016
- Public school singing a new song… May 26, 2016
- Resilience: how does it benefit learners? May 26, 2016
- But what are we waiting for? May 19, 2016