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LPS holds parent forum

LAWTON, Okla._ Lawton teachers are turning to parents to help them voice their concerns with Oklahoma's education system. 

 In a parent forum inside Central Middle School's auditorium, a crowd of parents listened as teachers and administrators shared their personal experiences from inside the classroom.

Parents also voiced their concerns.

Lawton Public School Superintendent Tom Deighan said the exchange of information was a step in the right direction.

"There is an incredible thing happening across the state right now, teachers and parents, school administrators are all coming together in a way I have never seen before and it's an incredible amount of energy and for the first time most people are on same page about what need to be done in education," said Deighan.

A teacher forum was held in December. Tuesday,  educators emphasized the importance of power in numbers, asking parents to stand behind them and their students.

"Parents are our best advocates, and they want what is best for their children and we just want to let them know what they can do because their voice has much more of an impact than our does," said Pioneer Park Elementary school principal.

The discussion was held to inform parents of the state of education, the problems with it and what could be done to improve it.

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