“Never Take Parents For Granted”

Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post has published an excerpt from a new book titled “Faces Of Learning.” In it, fifty people tell about important moments in their education. In today’s column, she shares a commentary by Pedro Noguera, an education professor at New York University.

He shares a story about his supportive parents, and ends with this:

This is why I consistently remind educators never to take parents for granted. Parents can and often do make the difference for children. When parents are treated with dignity and respect by those who educate their children they can be partners who can make the job of educating children much easier and more successful.

Not a bad reminder for all of us….

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