Parent Anxiety and School Reform

Fried, Robert L.
December 1998
Phi Delta Kappan;Dec98, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p264
Criticizes the opinion of Alfie Kohn regarding the involvement of parents of high-achieving students in school reform. Kohn's indictment of these parents and its implications; His attack on affluent, educationally-focused parents; Failure of educators and policy makers to make schools work for all students; Kohn ignoring systemic failures in education; Parental intervention and the politics of reform; What schools and districts can do.


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