I've seen this statement in my Twitter stream today so I took a look and this is what I found.
Take 1/2 a min: Tell Obama admin NOT to Elim Sole Program that Involves Parents in Child's #Education http://bit.ly/dhRyKG
I have never in my life heard of a PIRC until this week. The acronym stands for Parental Information and Resource Centers. According to the PTA action alert linked above, there is one in every state and territory. Like I said, I've never heard of it before.
What if, what we are doing in public education isn't working?
What if, the PIRCs need to be eliminated?
What if, changing some things would be a good idea?
What if, informing and sourcing parents is a local issue?
What if, the PTA changed their slogan from "Every child. One Voice." to something else; because every child is unique and has his/her own special needs, even those not labeled as "special needs."
If anything, I have found the PTA action alerts to be overly reactionary. The PIRCs are not, in my opinion, the only way to get parents involved. I would argue that they are not a way to get parents involved at all. Involving parents happens locally.