Clearinghouse Resource

Title

School Success Tool-Kit: Tools To Help You Get Involved in Your Child's Education

Authors/Editors

People For the American Way Foundation

Publisher(s)

Washington, DC: People For the American Way Foundation

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2003, 49 pages

Description of Resource

This tool kit is part of a national campaign to help parents get more closely involved in their children's education. The campaign, "Success in School Equals Success in Life," asserts that all parents have the right to free, high quality education for their children regardless of race, gender, national origin, or disability status; all parents have the right to be involved in their children's education; all parents have a right to public schools that are properly maintained and adequately funded; all parents have a right to be informed of school policies; all parents have the right to send their children to safe, respectful public schools; and all parents have the right to know about any problems or challenges their children are facing and how they can work with the school to help their children succeed. The booklet presents information on visiting the child's school during school visits or open houses; dealing with disciplinary issues; the child and standardized tests; overcoming social, economic, and cultural barriers; school funding (a key to quality education); learning disabilities and special education; undocumented students and their rights; where to turn with concerns; and other resources. Questions to ask and/or issues to consider are presented for each section. (SM)

Languages

English

Availability

http://www.brycs.org/documents/upload/SchoolSuccessToolkit.pdf