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We are making important steps so that we, amongst the rest of the Family communities, can go forth to do the work that we are called to do. Every family of the educational system has a right to be heard and the children have a right to a great education.
We are created in the divine likeness of those who came to demand before us. We live a struggle that we know to well but are creating/demanding safe spaces for us to be heard. This is what will sustain us.
We write of mental and physical oppression that attempts to keep our children bound to that educational slavery (testing, exclusion, labeling, profiling, privilege). Even though our Families have been indoctrinated with the belief that they are inferior, we will be courageous enough to know that families will evolve into the strong advocates who are respected and listened to as well as looked at as the true leaders.
Our educational oppression is a timeless message that tells of the struggle of our marginalized families and how every day we push our children to rise above the education system's expectations. We must see and name the process of knowing and connecting to the "RESTORATIVE PARADIGM SHIFT" message as our Families' capital.
We are dedicated to the growth and maturity of our Families/Students and carry an inner courage to conquer the trials we come across.
When asked for a word to describe the capital of our Families, we call it "RPS unified collaborative" capital. Ours is a community built on the strength drawn from the love of our Children.
If you have come to help me, you are waisting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us walk together…”
--- Lila Watson, Australian Aboriginal woman "Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s.
Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts. Marian Wright Edelman
Our Mission is to organize Parents for better outcomes by enriching them through support, information and education. We are dedicated to parents: to involve their families, to anticipate their challenges and help them to take advantage of opportunities to guarantee a successful student. We are dedicated to the Parent's development of leadership skills, knowledge and responsibility.