Parental Involvement in Education

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Parental Involvement in Education
Christin Hale
English 102
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Lisa Bowman

Since schools formalizing, families and school have worked together. During this time families maintained the central control of schools by hiring teachers and making the curriculum. There was a separation in the twentieth century between schools and families. As of today schools and families have a partnership and share responsibility of education for the students. Parental involvement has come a long way in the past years; it has a positive outlook on schooling. Teachers think important to have parental involvement. There are many pros and cons for parental involvement. Parental involvement in their children’s education provides the majority of students with the ability to excel in a classroom setting, even though some students may excel without parental guidance. When parents are involved in their students schooling, they have a better communication between each other. An increase in involvement shows a positive result academically for a life of long success. When the student is empowered then they achieve academically. Studies show that when parents are involved in their child's schooling and extracurricular actives, they are more likely to do better and have a better attitude toward education and life. When we show are children that we care how they do in school, and then they point of fact want to do well and try. Parental involvement is not just important for schools, it is also important for the community. It helps fill job opportunities when they are opened. In most jobs in today’s time you have to get a GED or High School Diploma in order to get a good job. It is like a life circle, it just keeps going around. Students need support just like we need support to raise them. This becomes a two way street concerning to education.

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