Wanted: Your Thoughts on Your Child’s Education

I need your help.

I’m excited to announce that I was recently selected as the Massachusetts representative for Parenting magazine’s 2012 Mom Congress on Education and Learning.

Fifty-one moms who are actively involved in improving their local schools and education will gather in Washington D.C. from April 28th – May 1st to meet with our nation’s education leaders, including Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education for President Obama. The theme of this year’s Mom Congress is the relationship between teachers and families.

Arne Duncan and other leaders want to know how parents feel about their children’s education. And that’s where you come in. What’s working for you in your child’s school?  What’s not working? What would you like to see change? Most of these national leaders don’t have much opportunity to spend time in classrooms. That’s why they created Mom Congress and why I’m reaching out to you for your thoughts and ideas.

 What concerns do you have? What’s going well that might be expanded?  Choose any topic that you care about. Homework? Teacher communication? Testing? I know you might not have the answers but you can make your thoughts known. Your opinion matters and it’s important to future policies created for education.

There are four different ways to give feedback. If you prefer to be anonymous, there are two different surveys you can take.

1.     The first survey is offered by The Parent Connection. Give your thoughts on parenting, your child’s education and future programing.  Click here to press the Take Survey button.

2.     A national survey through Parenting magazine gives elementary parents a chance to evaluate the communication between you and your child’s teacher.  Click here to take the Parenting survey.

3.  If you’d like to contact me directly, please feel free to email me at ml@theparentbackpack.com.

4.    Or, the easiest, quickest way is to comment at the end of this blog.

I hope you’ll take a moment to offer your thoughts on what’s working and what’s not with your child’s education. I’ll follow up later in May with a recap of what the surveys said and what we accomplished at the Mom Congress in Washington D.C.

Thank you for your time and your commitment to our children’s education.


  1. Hi M.L.
    My Name is Kim Hunt,
    I am the former preseident of the Massachusetts State PTA and I currently serve of the Board of Directors of the National PTA. I live in Plymouth and will soon be a member of the school Committee there. It has been suggested that we get in touch. Please feel free to contact me at kshuntpta@comcast.net

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