Can Parents Save American Education?

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By Jean Johnson
Published May 22, 2013, on The Huffington Post – Education

But what exactly do we mean by “parental involvement”? Are we talking about traditional parental roles — the moms and dads who check on homework and report cards and support the schools from time to time by helping out with clubs, sports, and bake sales? Or are we talking about parents as change agents — citizens who push school reform forward by voting for candidates who share their views on education and challenging local officials to make sure their schools have world-class standards, top-notch principals and teachers, and sufficient funding to do the job?

It’s rapidly becoming clear that “parental involvement” actually means very different things to different people. Read the full story.