Schools Chancellor Joel KleinThe NY Department of Education has created ten new positions to answer parents' complaints and organize parent involvement for upward of 100 schools, and most interestingly, the Daily News is awed that this "parent pyramid"'s leaders do not have be to parents themselves: "Team leaders will earn up to $85,000 a year but don't have to be public school parents or have a college degree. A high school diploma and two years' advocacy experience is the minimum requirement."

Gothamist sees the catch as being "answering parents' complaints," as dealing with New York City parents (public or private) is a task you actually do need to throw money at. Ideally this will also foster more parental involvement in underrepresented school districts.

The NYC Department of Education and its new agenda, Children First, to improve city schools.