Editorial: Give parents a peek at the curriculum

The Denver Gazette: The more transparency there is in our public schools, the more parents will engage with their kids’ education. If they can see what is going on, they will want to get involved. They will feel they have more of a stake. That only can be a good thing.

Parents by and large have their children’s best interests at heart. Parents also have the right and duty to know what their children are being taught.

Lawmakers at the State Capitol are scheduled to consider a bill in a legislative committee today to expand transparency for the curriculum used in their children’s classes. It could give parents a better understanding of what their children are learning — allowing parents to reinforce or, if they feel it’s warranted, challenge the curriculum. While many school districts, schools and teachers in Colorado do commendably provide parents a lot of information about their curriculum, the practice is far from uniform.

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