Book encourages “one team, one goal” to foster higher student achievement
by D. C. Sistrunk
Improving the quality of public school education cannot be accomplished without the collaboration of school, home and community. That is the basis of Educational Reform: The Role and Responsibility of School, Parents, Students and Communities by Carletta D. Washington.
Washington is a St. Louis educator. She works off the premise that “one team, one goal” is critical in fostering improved student achievement and preparing our children for their journey into the real world. The message holds as much value for parents as it does the education community and policy makers.
The author makes many compelling points when she addresses educators – from superintendents and school board members to classroom teachers. Among her key points:
• The keys to education are inside each and every educator.
• In the midst of all that drives [them], educators must reclaim the respect that so rightfully belongs to them and their profession.
Washington also goes into great detail about the importance of parent involvement. She offers specific tips to teachers and parents on how to better engage each other – on the importance of working together to achieve common goals.
Washington's book is a must-read for anyone who values academic success for all children, empowered teachers and informed parents. It centers around that often-quoted African proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child.”
Educational Reform: The Role and Responsibility of School, Parents, Students and Communities is published by Prioritybooks Publications of St. Louis. For more information about the book or its author, visit Prioritybooks.com or Washington's website, Education 4 All.
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