This is the first in a series of pieces on parent empowerment in partnership with New Profit. Read the rest of the series here.

Over the last three decades, education entrepreneurs, parents* and students have demonstrated that with the right innovations, all children can learn and succeed.

But we have also discovered that the “supply” of these educational innovations cannot reach its full potential without creating “actionable demand” to remove the political and policy barriers that prevent education systems from embracing these innovations broadly.

I deliberately use the term “actionable demand” because widespread “latent demand” exists for great schools in all communities.

All communities care equally about the education and future of their children.

But caring is not the same as power.


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