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School Accountability Reforms Only Work With Parental Involvement

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Publication Date: March 2005

Publisher(s): Reason Foundation

Author(s): Chuck Poochigian

Topic: Education (Education)

Type: Brief

Coverage: California


In recent years policymakers at the federal, state and local levels have worked to increase accountability in our education system by measuring student performance and raising standards. These joint efforts have equipped policymakers, educators and parents with the tools needed to grade not only students, but also their schools. With the groundwork set, it is crucial that parents take advantage of opportunities for involvement in their children's learning experience and play an active role in ensuring education excellence.