At the end, the parents have a lot of power to change the schools in their communities. However, it looks like it very hard for them to organize themselves, especially in low income communities. As an example, a friend who left Paris to live in SF told us that his kids’ school in Paris was changing many aspects to adapt to new immigrants living there. Another friend from Cupertino is moving her daughter to a Private School because her current school is becoming too focused in the academics, as a pressure from the new Asian immigrants living there.
My questions are:
a. how to support the communities to organize themselves to promote a better education, especially in low income communities?
b. how to promote an integrated urban development agenda, where the education system is connected with other actions to generate local wealth and improve people’s life?