SF Parent Coalition launched a petition to call on San Francisco education leaders to ensure that every public school student learns to read at grade level. Our curriculum is outdated, ineffective, and it's failing our students. SFUSD falls in the bottom 10% of the 287 districts in the CA Reading Report Card. SFUSD gets an “F” in supporting Latinx students in meeting reading standards.
It's time for parents, educators, and the community to stand up for our students and demand that SFUSD commit to serving its 50,000 students with high-quality reading and writing instruction.
TAKE ACTION WITH SF PARENTS
SF Parent Coalition is an active community of public school advocates. We share frequent actions with our network of parents and supporters, everything from meeting with elected officials, planning demonstrations, helping draft policy statements. On this page and in our newsletter you'll find our most recommended actions, events, and ways to engage. Also don’t miss our calendar of events and links to public meetings of our Board of Education and Board of Supervisors.
And, if you are asking yourself, "but can I really have impact on our school system? Will anyone really listen to me?" The answer is YES! Especially if we all work together. We've seen the power of mobilized parents working together towards a common goal. It works. Here are some things you can do today.
Workgroups drive our understanding of parent and community concerns and help us develop our advocacy platforms. We currently have these active workgroups: Fundraising equity, Special Ed parents, Black parents, Teachers, State policy, SFUSD Budget, Afterschool for All and Middle & High network.
TAKE ACTION AT SFUSD & CITY LEVELS
The Board of Supervisors and Mayor of San Francisco have no official power over SFUSD, but they do have influence. Plus, there are lots of things under their purview, like the SF RISE workgroup, that have a direct impact on our kids and families. Call in to a Board of Supervisors Joint Select Committee meeting every second Friday at 10 am. They talk about SFUSD, and there's opportunity to comment.