Boot camp parents shape up to impact ed policy

In the summer, camp options abound, GettingSmart reports.  There’s Scout camp, swim camp, nature camp, music camp, basketball camp and more.  “Boot Camp” hardly sounds appealing given the competition…unless, that is, you are a parent who wants to shape and inform the education policy that affects your child. Seventy-five such parents joined’s 2013 Annual Parent Advocacy Boot Camp, where they explored the national education debate and learned how to impact reform in their own states. The camp drew participants from 25 states, making it our most well attended Boot Camp yet…

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