Fascinating article. makes me wonder in a school admin or a parent wrote this!
One theme throughout the post is that parent-school relationships are built on a lopsided power base: schools have more power in the situation, and that it is far easier for admin/teachers to reach out than for parents to reach in.
I definitely see this in my situation. When entering my district’s office,s I feel uncomfortable and out of place. I am a middle-class, over educated, white mother who feels uncomfortable entering the administration building. Think how others may feel?
I appreciate the thought of equal, shared power in this relationship. I question whether it can even happen, but one can hope.