Judson Hixson, senior program consultant at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, comments on the importance of parents supporting their children's education. Excerpted from the Rural Audio Journal, volume 3, number 3, Families and Schools Together (North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1995).
"One of the most important things that parents can do, is to support the goals and the process of education in that school, it's not simply that they're physically present in the building, doing stuff, and that can be very helpful and useful, too, and where there's a real partnership between the schools and the families and there's a commonality of interest. Their work with their kids at home about what's important and energizing the kids to really take this stuff seriously and that school's a good place to be. Those are some of the most important things I believe that parents can do."
Development and production of this Critical Issue was a collaborative effort of the Appalachia Educational Laboratory and the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.
Date posted: 1996