Parents need ownership in the education process

A recent study says a majority of adults blame schools’ woes on parents. At the same time, most respondents said their local public schools were providing “excellent” or “good” education.

More than half of those surveyed said their kids are getting a better education than they did.

The results seem a little disconnected.

If parents are to blame for poor education but “my” children are getting an excellent education, the problem must be all those “other” parents — the bad ones.

Maybe none of the bad parents was available to take the survey.

No doubt students, even mediocre ones, are more likely to succeed when their parents are involved. And bright children without structure and guidance at home often don’t reach their potential.

But too often, parents aren’t sufficiently encouraged to become an active participant in their children’s education.

Read more: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/12/22/1300893/parents-need-ownership-in-the.html