Parents are Fighting for Civil Rights During COVID

Parents are Fighting for Civil Rights During COVID

Anna Perng’s 7-year-old son Ethan, who has autism, works on a school-issued Chromebook at their home in Philadelphia. Because of his disability, Perng said the kindergartener was unable to complete the activity. (Photo courtesy Anna Perng)

Parents are Fighting for Civil Rights During COVID

As COVID has thrust educational protocols and expectations surrounding online and virtual learning into the light, Philadelphia parent Anna Perng, mother of two boys with autism, is fighting for her child's civil rights during COVID.

In an attempt to stay informed and provide their learners with access to the resources that meet their needs, Anna, other parents, and more than 75 advocacy groups sent a letter to PA Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Read about Anna's story of advocacy here.

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