Since March of 2019, parents across the US have gained an unprecedented peek into their children’s schools and classrooms. In many cases, this has led to a newfound respect and appreciation for the hard work of teachers and administrators. But it has also raised important questions about the roles that parents can and should play in their children’s education.This book is a collection of insider information, not to help parents beat the system, but to help them work with the system—and to make sure the system works with them.Full of tips, strategies, resources, and real-life stories, this book will help any parent navigate the often confusing world of public schools. Whether you want to advocate for your child’s classroom experience, support your child when they get in trouble, or just help make a difference in your child’s school, this book will show you how.
Parry Graham has worked in public education for over 25 years as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, graduate school professor, and independent consultant. His previous books include the award-winning Building a Professional Learning Community at Work: A Guide to the First Year and Making Teamwork Meaningful: Leading Progress-Driven Collaboration in a PLC at Work.