ERIC Number: ED081876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Parent Power and Public Schools: A Guide for Parent Advocacy.
National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY. Education Div.
The National Urban League has prepared this handbook as a guide for parents who want to improve systems and change schools. It is written with the hope that parents will use it as a tool to improve the quality of their children's education, striking out at the root causes that make our schools instruments of ignorance. Since laws vary from state to state, and frequently, rules differ from district to district, no attempt is made to deal with the status of every state or school district across the nation. The cases cited here are fairly representative of all the states, although parents should determine what the specific case is in their own states and municipalities. Six topics are discussed: (1) visiting the school, including discussions of why schools should be visited, how to prepare for a visit, and how to follow up a visit; (2) school discipline and your child, discussing the ways in which your child can be disciplined, your rights at a suspension hearing, physical punishment, and other topics; (3) the curriculum: what your child learns in school, discussing promotion and failure, special classes, "slow" classes, and multiethnic textbooks; (4) how to evaluate teachers, specifying 11 questions to be asked in making such an evaluation, along with questions concerning the children in a teacher's class which might also be helpful in making the evaluation; (5) school records and your right to see them; and, (6) Title I programs, discussing the purpose of Title I and the best uses of Title I funds. A list of sources of legal assistance for parents is provided. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Discipline Policy, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Expulsion, Guides, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Public Schools, Student Records, Suspension, Teacher Evaluation, Urban Education
National Urban League, 55 East 52nd Street, New York, N. Y. 10022 (Price not quoted)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY. Education Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I