Parents Across America Oregon (PAAO) is a non partisan, non-profit grassroots network dedicated to bringing parent voices together to protect, preserve, and promote a quality public school system that is essential to our democracy.

Our Projects

Back-to-School

in 2020?

How can we support the Black Lives Matters movement by removing School Resource Officers (SRO)  from schools? Can monies routinely allocated to the police be rerouted to school districts to fund social workers, counselors, and other . . .

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Social Impact Investing

What are social impact bonds (SIBs) or Pay for Success (PFS)? How do I find out if my school district has entered into SIBs/PFS contracts? Who benefits most from social impact investing? What happens when a social impact investment scheme fails? 

Safe Technology at Home and School

Are children using their learning devices safely? What are the health risks in using wireless devices like tablets, laptops, phones, and other screen devices for extended periods of time? What guidelines do scientists and pediatricians . . .

Quality Education During the Pandemic

How do we ensure that kids are provided a quality education during lockdown? Is online instruction the best solution? How would we be delivering instruction if we didn’t have distance learning via the internet? What role does testing . . .

Counselors Not Cops

How can we support the Black Lives Matters movement by removing School Resource Officers (SRO)  from schools? Can routinely allocated monies to the police be rerouted to school districts to fund social workers, counselors, and other caring professionals? How can we . . .

Mental Health Legislation

Why is Oregon so interested in collecting mental health data on all its students? Why has Colt Gill, K-12 Officer at the Oregon Department of Education made the collection of student mental health data a priority? Is storing such data on the  Statewide Longitudinal Data . . .

$$ Bad Education $$

With curricular changes being made daily to school programs due to the corona virus, how can parents and the general public be sure our tax dollars are being spent in an appropriate manner? Are parents being given information about the monetary “investments” being . . .

Student Data Privacy

How much student data collection is too much? Should parents have a say in the types of data that is collected on their child? How is student data protected? What data privacy rights do children have at school? Are school districts selling 

student data? How is that data . . .

Privatization Threats

As Betsy DeVos seizes on the pandemic to further her privatization agenda, how can state and local school districts push back to support quality public schools? How do parents fight billionaire funded nonprofit and private companies that have their eye . . .

Mailing Address:

Parents Across America Oregon

1030 SW Jefferson Street 

Portland, Oregon 97201

Phone: 503-360-7656

Email:  paaoregon@gmail.com

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