Bad Schools Are Like Restaurants With Cockroaches; We Like Them Until We Find The Cockroaches

Researching all day long (which I have no time to do), I still wouldn’t understand if my kid’s school is giving them everything they need. Parents need the experts, the food inspectors, to go check the kitchen and tell us if there are roaches. Otherwise, if my kid is happy and healthy I may just figure everything is on point.

As parents, we can’t dig up enough information on our own to really know if the school will help our kids learn the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. We assume that if these other things are going well, then the school must also be doing a good job of teaching our kids. But that’s not always the case.

Read more about why strong school accountability is like the health inspector every parent needs in this story by Lane Wright.

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