Helpling with homework and attending the PTA is no longer the only part parents must play in their children's academic lives. They must also help in shaping their curricula -- and must have the tools and support to do so. (Photo courtesy of

Parents have to factor more into education decision-making, both on their own side and that of reformers and advocates. (Photo courtesy of

My latest piece in The American Spectator, technically out Monday, can be read today.