How parents are riding the wave of a ‘sea change’

Parental involvement is finally being recognised by schools, says Connect chief

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In the 1950s, parents were up in arms about the “horror comics” craze sweeping the country and progressive campaigners were fighting to prevent children disappearing from school to join in the backbreaking work of the October “tattie holidays”.

It’s tempting to look back on the quaint concerns of another era with a wry smile, but some parental concerns have remained the same for decades, while others make repeat appearances with the unerring regularity of the seasons: think class sizes, budget cuts, teacher industrial action and the apparently destructive influence of new technology.

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