The National Parents Union was founded in 2012. The National Parents Union is an independent, grassroots coalition. The founding members are the New York City Parents Union, Connecticut Parents Union, Pennsylvania Parents Union, Texas Parents Union, Ohio Parents Union and Moms for School Choice.
The National Parents Union is incubated by the New York City Parents Union since its inception in 2012.
The mission of National Parents Union is to empower and support the role of parents in advocating for and obtaining the educational options that best fit their children.
- We believe that innovations in educational opportunities must be embraced.
- We believe that every child must have equal access to a safe and high quality educational opportunity.
- We believe that unjust zip code-based education policies and mandates must be eradicated.
- We believe that outdated school residency laws violate the American values of an equal education, freedom, and justice for all students.
- We believe that parents must be involved in their child’s education and maintain parental choice and decision-making
- We believe that parents who become engaged in the educational process can effect positive outcomes to secure the bright futures their children deserve.
The utmost concern of parents is the needs and well-being of their children. Therefore, parents must advocate for a high quality educational option that best fits the individualized needs of their child.
Zip code-based educational policies, or school residency laws, remove parental choice and impose an unjust educational system on students.
Frequently, those most affected by these unjust policies are families with lower incomes or families who live in communities without safe schools.
Parents and community members must engage in the educational process and address policies that control and limit educational opportunity for each child.
Join us in calling for an end to unjust school residency laws or zip code mandates that criminalize parents who seek a safe, effective school environment.