ERIC Number: ED492016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Improving Your Child's Education: A Guide for African American Parents
All children are entitled to a solid education in the United States. There is a good reason for this: For generations, education has been the most reliable path to a better life. A good education offers a better quality of life, including access to good jobs and careers. Getting a good education is even more important today than in the past as more and more opportunities require strong reading and math skills. Ensuring that every child gets a solid education will go a long way toward fulfilling America's promise of equal opportunity for all. To make sure African-American children get the education they need and deserve, parents must get more involved. In this guide, the writers offer a number of suggestions to help parents better advocate for the education of their children. They also offer information that can be turned into powerful tools for parents to exercise their rights as an involved African-American parent. A glossary is included. (Contains 10 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills, Quality of Life, Childhood Needs, African Americans, Parent Materials, Guidance, Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Parent Participation, Advocacy
The Education Trust. 1250 H Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-293-1217; Fax: 202-293-2605; Web site: http://www2.edtrust.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas.
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.