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PPS believes

public education is an essential element of a democracy.


PPS believes

public education is the only institution in America that provides every child the opportunity to move from one economic level to a better one.


PPS believes

that parents are owners of their public schools.


PPS provides

opportunities that prepare parents for the responsibilities of ownership.


Our Vision

A nation where families and communities are actively engaged in strengthening public schools for every child.

Our Mission

Parents for Public Schools advances the role of families and communities in securing a high quality public education for every child.

Virtual Panel Discussion

October 5, 2023
1:30 p.m.(ET) – 2:30 p.m.(ET)
12:30 p.m.(CT) – 1:30 p.m.(CT)

In our upcoming webinar, panelists from across the U.S. will discuss their encounters with attacks on public education and propose solutions and encouragement, aiming to foster a united front to fortify public schools. Attendees will receive insights from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, who recently declared a state of emergency for public education due to inadequate funding, and Geoff Coltrane, Senior Education Advisor to Governor Cooper, discussing countermeasures taken in North Carolina against harmful laws and budgets affecting public schools. Rod Gramer, CEO of Idaho Business for Education, will share his successful endeavors to prohibit private school vouchers in Idaho, and Beth Lewis, Executive Director of Save Our Schools Arizona, will converse about her effective public school advocacy as a parent, former teacher, and citizen. This webinar is designed to catalyze collaborative efforts to enhance public school advocacy.

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It’s a good thing our PPS Parent Engagement Programs (PEP) are a great alternative.

The Parents for Public Schools Parent Engagement Programs (PEP) provide parents guidance for becoming effective coaches and advocates for their children’s learning. These evidence-based training programs were developed by child development specialists and education experts under the direction and oversight of PPS.


Today, there are PPS chapters located across the country. Although each chapter has its own identity, the work of all chapters is enhanced as a part of a larger national network that provides a source of power, support, and expertise. Find the chapter in your area.

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