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ERIC Number: EJ866730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Learning to Roar
Cowhey, Mary
Teaching Tolerance, n36 p26-29 Fall 2009
In the author's school district, teachers and parents found a way to change the question. "How can their community support the grassroots leadership development and organizing efforts of low income parents and guardians to close the "opportunity gap"?" Together they learned to roar. In 2007, the author and her colleague created Families with Power/Familias con Poder (FWP), an effort to empower low-income families of color to take action to help their children succeed in school. Although FWP is fairly small--and not planning to get very big--some see it as revolutionary, with its twin goals of grassroots parent empowerment and increasing student achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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