Column: Parents demand to know more about schools. So why are they banned from observing classrooms?

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Washington Post

Nov 22, 1:00 AM

Column: Parents demand to know more about schools. So why are they banned from observing classrooms?

Individual school districts may allow observations but often just 15 minutes or so. The nonpartisan Education Commission of the States, a policy organization headquartered in Denver, said it could locate only three states ­­— California, Washington and Michigan — that explicitly gave parents the right to observe classroom activities. Some states allow parents to observe children with disabilities or disciplinary problems, but that’s it.

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