Done to us Not With Us: Calling for New Voices |

Khalilah Long, Communications Manager for UNCF writes on topics including critical topics surrounding K-12 Advocacy including education reform, academic standards, teacher diversity, high-quality charters, school choice.

By: Khalilah Long, Communications Manager, UNCF

Parents play critical roles in their child’s achievement from kindergarten through high school graduation. Parent advocacy has proven to have positive implications on student educational success. But who advocates for and supports parents and caregivers? In African American households, oftentimes, clergy or other prominent community leaders are the galvanizing force behind motivating community involvement.

In the ‘50s and ’60s, during the Civil Rights Movement, critical voices for change came through influential leaders….

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