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Parent Engagement Pledge

Olive Chase was surfing the Internet when she stumbled onto Project Appleseed's website and clicked on the Parent Engagement Pledge. "As parents, we are the owners of the public school system," the pledge read. "As owners, we bear a responsibility to participate in the system." The form asked the signer to promise to volunteer a minimum of ten hours in her child's school each year.


Chase, was a council member at her son's Cape Cod, MA. elementary school, and had been trying to get more parents involved. The council passed around the pledge and 200 of the s