Parents and Education Essay

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Parents and Education I am writing primarily to parents who have children in elementary school and high school, but teachers, librarians, and other members of school staff ought to listen as well. My position is that both parents should be closely involved in the school life of all their children. Education is a very important part of all societies and cultures. The education system plays a key role in the early lives of all citizens of the United States of America. The nature and extent of an individual’s formal education will generally have great effects upon their entire life. Therefore, this topic is of significant relevance and usefulness to our society as a whole. The first reason for this call to close…show more content…
He says that “high out-of-wedlock birthrates mean a constantly renewed cohort of adolescent males without parenting, which means disorderly neighborhoods and schools.” (Will). Broken up homes is one major problem of this subject, affecting the success of children from all races and social classes. So, part of this problem will only be improved, if the proper family unit is encouraged and restored in this country. The goals of both school and home need to be at least basically aligned for the success of a child in school. Mary Lou Sayler wrote Parents: Active Partners in Education and lays out a parental involvement program for parents. In this short book she affirms, “If the goals of the home and school are in conflict, children often become confused and develop anxieties which prevent learning.” (Sayler 7). She also notes the importance of stable home-life and she writes the following: “Moreover, teachers also report that the most common classroom indicators of children who are experiencing disruption at home include: aggression toward peers, defiance toward authority, moodiness, daydreaming, withdrawal and declining grades. Such children experience low self-esteem, especially in regard to their capacity to master new tasks and adapt to unfamiliar situations. They also find it difficult to handle
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