Washington Post: Officials’ Silence Puts Parents ‘at Arm’s Length’
Schools nationwide are calling on parents to get involved. The Maryland State Board of Education endorsed a broad range of family outreach initiatives in a 2005 report that called public education “a shared responsibility.”
Yet some parents in Montgomery County and elsewhere have discovered limits on the get-involved policy when they ask questions about individual teachers, whether those queries are about alleged abuse of students or a decision to fire a popular instructor.
Parental involvement: Ignored if you do, condemned if you don’t. Yet another good reason to homeschool.