Parents want districts to keep them in the funding loop, according to feedback from bus tour is an Ed Source article about a bus tour in California organized by the California Endowment foundation.
The foundation organized the tour to encourage parent involvement in the state’s new funding process for schools.
As I wrote in my previous post on this tour, it sounds like it was a good opportunity for parents to share their concerns.
However, I just don’t understand why foundations do these kinds of things themselves. Why don’t they just stick to their job of providing funding to groups? If they had done that here, not only would they have involved parents, but they would have also built capacity for long-term parent engagement.