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Educational Foundations and Curriculum

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What is the burden of this article is that it is the responsiblljty of the local community to know what ITS school is doing. Furthermore, when parents become alarmed because of some sensational controversy, or a series of critical articles, such excitement is a confession, perhaps unconscious, of the appalling ignorance which parents have of their own school system. It is as if they were saying, "if the schools are doing the terrible things which the magazines say they are doing, we had better wake up and change our school." The only respectable situation is for the parent to know enough about the school, have a firm enough check upon its procedures, so that they may say in answer to any article, "my school does such and such because we believe this to be true," or "my school isn't like that; I know what my school is doing."


This article was originally published in Washington Parent Teacher.


Washington Parent Teacher