Parents are tired of being asked for input that’s just for show — school districts must give them real power to make change in the classroom
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires school districts to set aside at least 1 percent of their Title I funding for parent engagement. Yet the parent engagement policies we’ve seen rarely reach their potential to improve student success. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, district funds are often spent on programs that teach parents...
By Katie Braude and Chantel Hunter Mah | February 4, 2018