My local catchment school Jenks isn’t the only Philadelphia public school with parents pushing to make it more of a neighborhood school. Bache-Martin is doing the same thing. While Jenks has included prospective parent’s teas and distributed lawn signs in their efforts to spread the word, the “Neighborhood Parents for Bache-Martin” organization has been hosting movie nights and school fundraisers. As I have stated before, it is great to see these kinds of efforts all over the city, from West Philadelphia to South Philly. In the coming months and years, it will be interesting to see which of these parents organizations are the most successful and which methods to engage other parents that they employ are the most effective.
For more information, or to join the Neighborhood Parents for Bache-Martin, send an email to parentsforbache@gmail. com.