About Parents 4 Teachers

Who Are We?

Parents for Teachers—P4T—is a group of parents who have come together to stand up for teachers and fight for quality public schools for all Chicago children.

Why a Teacher Support Group?

Teacher bashing is fashionable these days, but it distracts from the real challenges facing our schools:

  • It diverts attention from serious issues like under-resourced schools, class size, and high-stakes testing.
  • It demoralizes teachers—and ultimately—kids. To succeed, teachers need to feel and be valued, supported and respected.
  • It shifts the blame from the root cause of what ails education—an inequitable, two-tiered school system that sorts children by race and class.

By publicly standing up to attacks on teachers, we hope to change the terms of debate and work for positive change in our schools.