I’ve written several posts about the unhelpful idea being pushed in Florida to have teachers grade parents. Happily, it doesn’t look like its making any kind of substantial progress. Here’s a news report giving an update and a Florida newspaper’s editorial against it.
I’ve written several posts about the unhelpful idea being pushed in Florida to have teachers grade parents. You can read a series of questions and answers with the Florida legislator making the proposal here. I’m still not convinced….
A few days ago, I posted about a Florida legislator’s proposal to grade parents (see Bill Proposed To Grade Parents — What’s In Florida’s Drinking Water?). A Florida newspaper just published an editorial against the bill, which also provides more details on the proposal — Stargel Bill to Grade Parents: State Intrusion in Parenting.
A legislator in Florida is proposing a bill that would have teachers grade their student’s parents on their school participation. Now, THAT would really do wonders for teacher-parent relationships… Linda Perlstein has a good piece exploring the consequences of such a bill. If you combine this crazy scheme with all the other unhelpful ideas Governor […]
Florida PTA Urges State to Make Changes to School Accountability System is the headline of an Ed Week post. Here’s an excerpt: The Florida PTA issued a press release this week asking lawmakers and state Department of Education officials for the following: Proper field-testing and test development in areas that mirror Florida’s diverse demographics; A […]
I thought topic would a useful post for readers, and hope you’ll suggest other resources. You can also see all my “The Best…” lists related to parent engagement here. Here are my choices for A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Using Technology To Help Engage Parents: Tech May Have A Role, But Is […]
A Louisiana legislator is proposing a law, similar to the failed effort in Florida, that would give parents grades based on their level of school involvement. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Harrison’s House Bill 808 lists six things parents would need to do to receive an “A” rating: – Help students with homework. – […]
Bad idea to grade parents is the headline on a Florida newspaper columnists piece published yesterday. It refers to the….bad idea I posted about a couple of days ago.
A Florida legislator’s terrible idea of having teachers grade parents was shot down last year, but now has just passed a legislative committee in its first vote. You can read my previous posts on the topic here.
I’ve written several posts about the very bad idea of teachers grading parents on their level of school engagement, which was being pushed in a Florida bill in their legislature. Happily, as a Florida newspaper reported today, the Parental Report Card [Is] Dead. Unfortunately, the bill’s sponsor plans to re-introduce it next year…
Lorna Costantini, the primary organizer behind the great blog and webcast series “Parents As Partners,” has graciously invited me to be the guest on their webcast this coming Monday. We’ll be discussing the “parent trigger” and the recent Florida proposal to have teachers “grade” parents. In addition, I’ll give a preview of two articles I’ve […]
Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post weighed in today on the crazy proposal in Florida to have teachers grade parents of their students. Here’s a great excerpt from her piece, titled Legislation: Teachers should grade parents: Requiring teachers to grade parents is a nutty idea. Some parents work two or three jobs and can’t be […]
Lee Kolbert has written a satirical post on the grading parents proposal I’ve been writing about over the last few days. Check out My Thoughts and Predictions on Grading Parents.
Yesterday, I posted about a Florida legislator’s proposal to have teachers grade parents. Late last year, I wrote about a Michigan prosecutors plan to jail parents who didn’t attend parent-teacher conferences. Now, an Indiana legislator wants parents to perform community service if their child misbehaves in school, apparently targeting instances of bullying. I’ll admit that […]
My View: Parent engagement = Child success is a CNN blog post by the Florida PTA Vice-President. Here’s an excerpt: We parents are not the subject matter experts when it comes to curriculum or knowing specifically what our children need to learn in school at a particular grade level, but we are certainly critical stakeholders […]
I still feel very confident in saying that the “parent trigger” is pretty much dead in terms of having any kind of real influence in the education policy debate, but it does seem to appear to have some dying breathes left. You can read about them here: Adelanto school is targeted in second test of […]
I’ve posted a lot about good parent engagement/involvement ideas, but sometimes you can learn just as much from looking at bad examples. You can see lots of good ideas at all my parent engagement-related “The Best” lists here. Here are my choices for The Worst Parent Engagement Ideas: Putting Parents in Charge is a condescending […]
Post Rank uses a variety of ways to measure level of “engagement” that readers have with specific blog posts. I have a constantly updated “widget” on my blog’s sidebar that lists these posts, but I thought a quarterly post would be helpful/interesting to subscribers who don’t regularly visit the blog itself. Here’s a listing of […]
Over the past two years, I have posted: My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2010 My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months My Best Posts & Articles About Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2009 My Best Posts On Parent Engagement So Far This Year It’s been […]
I use PostRank to determine the most popular posts from my blog, Engaging Parents In School, and post a list every quarter. This quarter, PostRank is acting a little strange, so I’m just going to use the number of “hits” on posts to determine this quarter’s ranking. You might also be interested in these collections: […]