Op-Ed: Parent Involvement Is Not a Suggestion—It Is a Must

Op-Ed: Parent Involvement Is Not a Suggestion—It Is a Must

When students in my classroom knows their parents and I will be supporting each other in their education, they are much more likely to be committed to their own education.

Quite a few of my students come into my class believing they are performing for me in isolation from their parents. When they realize their parents and I are in constant contact, they take a more serious look at their own academic achievement.

Solid and adaptable relationships with parents and guardians are necessary in order to build strong schools. Community and strong partnerships are not just buzzwords to be touted in order to achieve student success but rather, identify a way of life for students to reach their potential and go from good to great.

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