Who we are
We are a group of parents, students, and educators who are working to ensure critical thinking skills and diversity of thought within K-12 education. Our mission is to ensure that all schools promote a culture that values and prioritizes true diversity of thought, freedom of discourse, and self-expression.
Parents are wondering how all schools are ensuring diversity of thought. Accreditors have a unique opportunity to shine by becoming leaders in this area. Heads of Schools have been overwhelmed by both the pandemic and perceived pressure to respond to societal issues. School leadership should be focused on running their schools to ensure that their educational environment benefits all their students. Parents United believes that our New England accreditors can use their unique position to provide this support and become a model for all schools.
How we do it
Parents United began as a group of parents who care deeply about independent schools and are grateful to have been students, parents, volunteers, and Trustees. Collectively we have noticed a common culture shift in many school communities, independent and public alike. This movement was initiated by our desire to ensure our children's voices are valued, and that they are taught how to critically think and engage in civil discourse. We are all deeply committed to the independent school community in New England and we all desire to see the work of Parents United impact students and families.
Our national partners
These organizations have come alongside Parents United to help us fulfill our mission.
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