President’s Budget Eliminates Parent Information & Resource Centers

Parent Information and Resource Centers are federally funded organizations in every state and territory in the United States. They are designed to promote parent involvement/engagement in schools. According to the PTA, the Obama administration is proposing their elimination and “consolidation” so they focus their efforts on charter schools.

From what I can see, the caliber of work by PIRC’s around the country is pretty mixed. But, nevertheless, they are an important resource that should be continued.

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