Hartford · In the State

Parent Warrior Gwen Samuel Shares Why She Can’t Be Bought: “Our Children Really Need Us To Step Up And Protect Them”

Gwen Samuel, a Meriden mom and the founder of the Connecticut Parents Union, shares her story, explaining why she can’t be brought by either side of the education debate: Shirley Chisholm said  “There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must… Continue reading Parent Warrior Gwen Samuel Shares Why She Can’t Be Bought: “Our Children Really Need Us To Step Up And Protect Them”

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Parents Have A Message For Legislators: We Will Hold You Accountable If You Protect Abusers In The Classroom

On Wednesday parents organized by the Connecticut Parents Union and Connecticut Parent University had a message for legislators: We will be holding you accountable.  “We are here to let you know that we will no longer accept excuses for not doing right by our children,” said Michelle Muhammad, one of the rally attendees who spoke… Continue reading Parents Have A Message For Legislators: We Will Hold You Accountable If You Protect Abusers In The Classroom

Hartford · In the State

Hartford Parents Are Saying Enough: Gear Up For Potential Legal Action Over Report Showing District Ignored Child Abuse Allegations

In response to an Office Of The Child Advocate (OCA) report released two weeks ago that showed that Hartford Public Schools systematically ignored allegations of child abuse, parents organized by a coalition of groups including the Connecticut Parents Union are gearing up for a potential legal battle. The Hartford Courant has the story: “On Thursday night,… Continue reading Hartford Parents Are Saying Enough: Gear Up For Potential Legal Action Over Report Showing District Ignored Child Abuse Allegations