Parent Engagement & The Obama “Blueprint”

The Obama Administration’s Blueprint for re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is being criticized for not emphasizing parent engagement.

Here is an excerpt from an article that appeared today In Education Week. It described a meeting recently held between Education Secretary Duncan and urban superintendents and school board members:

Yolie Flores Aguilar, a member of the Los Angeles school board, criticized the blueprint’s lack of details on parent engagement. The need to inform and involve parents is critical to eliminating achievement gaps, she said.

I haven’t carefully reviewed the legislation on that issue yet, though I have posted about the National PTA’s criticism. Does anybody else have feedback?

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