Part 1 of this 5-part series addressed the importance of four interdependent components in building a culture of education in the United States: School; Parents/Family; Government; and Community. Last time, Part 2 asked why there is so little discussion of parent accountability in education reform. Part 3 goes into the third aspect, community and culture. […]
Public discussion of education overwhelmingly focuses on teachers, but the problem is that this perspective neglects a more important factor, that of the role of parents and the family. So why are all reform policies aimed squarely at schools and teachers? The broader picture is being missed.
There is much talk about improving our children’s education, but we fail to realize that school reform is only one part of creating a culture of education.