I believe that families must be an advocate for their child and support their child’s learning. Families must respect school staff, and trust they are providing their child with a quality education. If families have questions or concerns, they must be able to ask.
In The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership, Molly Gordon states, “the value of creating participatory structures in schools lies in its potential for increasing family and community members’ sense of engagement and ownership in children’s education, which can augment and reinforce the less obvious behaviors responsible for improved outcomes (pg. 352).”
The research out there points to the correlation between family life and academic outcomes.