Across the country the debate is raging on about what school reopening should look like in the fall. Unfortunately, authentic parent voices are missing from the conversation.
Duncan Kirkwood, who was recently quoted in the NY Times around school reopening, has been organizing parents across the country in an effort to lift parent voices to every level of decision making. After co-leading a statewide parent call in NY with parents, NY state lawmakers and education policymakers, Duncan is looking forward towards a national parent call on July 30 to lift up parent’s prerequisites for school reopening.
Kirkwood has been a long time parent leader and racial justice advocate and has the unique background to be able to discuss educational equity, school reopening and the resilience it is going to take to fix the broken education system. Duncan is available for interviews on school reopening, racial justice and education related matters. An authentic parent’s prospective should be standard for any discussion on school reopening.
“Every policy decision at every level of government should be driven by authentic parent voices in regards to school reopening,” said Kirkwood. “We as parents refuse to go back to a time where decisions are made that directly affect our children without any significant input.”