It is challenging to create a strong partnership between parents and teachers in today’s society. Coming from the business world I understand the time and financial pressures that parents face. Child-care costs are on the rise and many jobs do not allow a flexible schedule, which is a shame. I personally feel that results based organizations are more effective than organizations that work 9 to 5. Flexible Work Schedules are being used more and more and this will allow parents to be more involved in their children education. Technology is also helping in this transition allowing people to not be restricted to a physical space in order to work.
I think parents want to be involved in their children education; we just have to create effective and meaningful opportunities for parents to participate so they feel it is worth it to take the time to be involved.