Parent Participation, Partnerships, Politics, and Power

David BloomfieldOctober 29, 2009

What is the appropriate role for parents in New York City’s public school system? Parents often feel intimidated or marginalized by those in charge of their children’s education. Educators (and many students!) are oppressed by parents’ disinterest and over-interest. Politicians and policymakers, forever straddling the divide, have created myriad structure for parent inclusion, leading to complaints from all sides about pandering and bureaucratization.

Full Column at http://gothamschools.org/2009/10/29/parent-participation-partnerships-politics-and-power/

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