The community, the family and the school share responsibility for promoting the education of children.
The community, parents and schools share responsibilities for educating children. This can also include education about issues that affect learning environments in schools. Awareity, an awareness organization, has created a webinar on student safety and bully prevention that will air on March 5th. People can promote education in a variety of ways like Awareity’s webinar does.
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Community is an important aspect of student learning. However, the community can also improve the whole aspect of school life which includes social interactions. Here is an article about a community gathering together to provide prom dress to students who cannot afford them.
Do you think social aspects like this are important aspects for community involvement?
I went to a charter school in Greenville SC (GTCHS). It was an amazing experience that helped me to be very successful in college. I was thrilled to hear Nikki Haley mention charter schools in her annual address the other night!
There should be a unique parent, teacher/facilitator/student led charter school in every neighborhood!
Public schools need to truly be community learning centers that is open to all ages 0-100. If public funds are supporting it, all need to have access. There should be many, many choices for students and parents and they should have the final say so in how their children are educated. Public schools need to work WITH the private, charter and homeschooling communities and not against them because all have something worth sharing and learning from. Bureaucracy and administrative tasks need to be downsized and limited and the "teaching profession" de-professionalized and instead they should become facilitators and mentors of learning – which any parent or community member can be. Living is Learning. It shouldn't be "fabricated" in a prepared setting. Children, everyone learn all the time…there is no such thing as a child or person who cannot learn. The community, the administrations need to allow for real-life learning as it is not natural for children to sit in desks for 6 hours a day being force-fed information that may or may not be applicable to their needs and interests. Thomas Edison and many other successful individuals in history thrived by NOT being stuck in the "box" of the traditional school setting. He had the freedom to pursue what most interested him and the world benefited from that. Standardized tests and silliness like NCLB of course were not a part of his education back in his time…nor did it need to be.
Frankly, I’m pretty excited about the overall package, and I like the flexibility, the broad community involvement, and the (sometimes between the lines) emphasis on the four life skills that all (high school) students should be developing in every class they take: problem-solving, communications, working with others, and lifelong learning.
What can I do to help?
It really does take a village to raise a child. Lots of great people have helped my kids in our school district. Dr. Jane Sharp on Rock HIll School District 3 is to notch. I'm glad she's still working for my kids. And I'm so glad Walter Brown is on the kids' side too.
To me, this is the most critical success factor. We MUST engage families in student success. Parents share accountability for preparing students for school and following through on their progress.
I think there are parents out there willing to do something but they just don’t know how. This website is a step towards showing them how to get involved.
Parents and community leaders should become involved in their children’s education. Instead of just complaining about problems, they should work with the school to be proactive in combatting issues. This website is a great place to do this.
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