Parent Duty In Education Of Their Children
For too long many parents have suffered because of unresponsive public schools.
Ultimately, it’s the parents who are responsible for their children’s education. If a school fails to serve their children well, they have every right and duty to remove them from a negative situation.
Or, as Parent Trigger has demonstrated, parents can force a change to restart a school for the better.
Parents must now safeguard their hard-fought gains by ensuring that their voice becomes part of the governing structure of the school.
There is a lot of literature about what makes a good school and how parents should be meaningfully involved.
Two items to consider are Parent Rights http://genuine-education-reform-today.org/2010/04/06/parent-rights-and-their-childrens-education/
And Effective Schools Checklist http://education-advisory.org/2007/08/effective-schools-checklist/
This second item shows the 8 essentials Dr. Edmonds identified, one being active parent involvement in effective schools. Prophetically, in 1978, he said:
"We can, whenever, and wherever we choose, successfully
teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us.
"We already know more than we need, in order to do this.
"Whether we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we haven’t so far.”