In the last year parent unions have become a popular trend as more and more parents are displeased with the education of their children. Here is a recent news clip from NBC News discussing parent unions:

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One subject that many schools are struggling to create high performance in is reading. Many children are not receiving the type of reading instruction needed to become strong readers. Without a doubt this very issue has led several parents to join parent unions.

Do you think parent unions are the answer to helping struggling readers? Can parents force the school system to improve, or do they have to take their child’s education and reading instruction into their own hands? What do you think?