Actual public school parents deserve to have a seat at the table regarding their children’s education. The public school parents who serve on CECs and Citywide Councils expect our legislators to differentiate between CECs and Citywide Councils and private advocacy groups.
We firmly believe there is a role for advocacy groups like the ECC and PLACE NYC. However such groups must be required to be transparent about its representation and objectives. In contrast to the ECC, PLACE NYC, whose members include parent leaders who hold elected CEC, SLT, and PTA positions in our public school system, is clear and transparent about its representation.