If an elementary school teacher graded you on your involvement in your child’s education, what kind of a grade would you get?

We have student accountability, we have teacher accountability, and we have administration accountability. The missing link is : parent accountability.

What if parents were graded, would it work?

Teachers agree that parental involvement is crucial to a child’s education. But some teachers say that grading the parents is not the answer.

So, what is the answer?

State Rep. Kelli Stargel has proposed a Bill HB 255 that would require elementary school teachers to grade parents on the “quality” of their school involvement. A parent rating — satisfactory, needs improvement, or unsatisfactory — would appear on the child’s report card.

The proposal is not meant to be punitive or intrusive, she added, but a way to prod parents to make their child’s education a top priority.

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