Volume 21, Number 5
Parents as Partners in School Reform
Outreach, training—and respect—are keys to tapping this critical source of support
Jared Christensen is a real estate investor in the burgeoning suburbs of southern Salt Lake County. The father of four, he is also a parent representative on the community council at South Hills Middle School. He’s not an expert on education, but two years ago, when then-principal Michael Siroiscame to the council to talk about what adolescents need in school, how the school needed to change, and how parents could help, Christensen was intrigued.This is an excerpt from the Harvard Education Letter. Subscribers can click here to continue reading this article.