What Can Parents Do?

What Can Parents Do?
June 1, 1998

Ladies' Home Journal offers this advice to parents who may wonder if their children are learning the right things at school:

  • Ask your child about school. If something seems strange, talk to the teacher--and the principal, if necessary.
  • Read your child's textbooks.
  • Check the content of your child's homework. No homework? Ask why.
  • Monitor academic performance closely. Ask the teacher if you don't understand why a certain grade was given.
  • Visit your child's classes. Talk to teachers about the district's curriculum goals.
  • Keep up with school board votes.
  • Join parent/teacher organizations, attend meetings, and volunteer in your child's classroom.