Parent Involvement Summary

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This approach runs in direct conflict with the School Financing Law signed into effect on July of 2013 by Governor Jerry Brown as printed in a report titled "The Power of Parents: Research Underscores the Impact of Parent Involvement in Schools" (Thigpen 1). Under Assembly Bill 97, schools will receive funding based on number of low income students, English learners, and foster children to improve educational needs (3). Guidelines for funding include eight priority categories, including an increase in parent involvement, within the schools in which each district needs to create annual performance goals and periodic updates and progress. California 's "Family Engagement Framework" is modeled on John Hopkins University 's Joyce Epstein 's "Schools, …show more content…
It also reported that parent volunteer trends increased between 1999 and 2007. However there was a decrease in general participation in meeting attendance and volunteerism between 2007 to 2012 (3). Interestingly enough, in 2012, the percentage of parents attending parent teacher conferences rose to 90% in K-5 (which coincides with the transition year between the NCLB and the CCSS) (4). A graph composed with information provided by the U.S. Dept of Ed., Nat 'l Center for Ed. Statistics shows that parents with higher educations are more likely to volunteer at school and be actively involved with the community, than students whose parent have less than a high school diploma …show more content…
This theory has unfortunately been proved true by the CCSS ability to so far successfully exclude parents from the new dominant discourse in math. Part of this exclusion stems from the fear that like the viral math example, the parent will want to "solve" the problem for the child. Although that may be an issue on occasion, it is not prevalent. Overall, the most outspoken parents against the CC are those who are involved with their child 's educational development and want to help them to succeed. Because the children are taught in the schools, one suggestion by educators to avoid this problem is for the parents to ask the child to share what they learned in class as a method of encouragement when the child is not sure how to begin a problem. However, depending on the age of the child this can be at times, somewhat problematic. As the included examples of CC math illustrate, it is difficult and frustrating for parents to firmly grasp some of the new concepts of "decomposing" numbers independently. There is frustration on the part of the concerned parents who wants to take an active role in assisting in their children 's education outside of

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