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Arresting Parents Misses the Point

Gwen Samuel, parent activist and founder of the Connecticut Parents Union, asks why so many Connecticut parents feel the need to escape the schools in their own zip code and calls out the unlawful arrest of one Mom for doing just that.  Samuel also highlights the painful truth that parents are put in an almost impossible situation when the law requires them to send their children to school, even when their assigned school is of low quality and/or unsafe.
Yet the sad and harsh reality is parents and students that stand up for equity in education are seen and treated as “problems” or anti-teacher unions.  In fact, the struggle is so real, that sometimes parents are arrested and jailed…even when a law hasn’t been broken.

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