Parents are important in classical education.
Parent involvement is crucial to the success of the school.
Not only do we expect parents to help their students learn this new model of education, we also expect that our students teach their parents about many things, as well. Our parents have a front seat role in their child's education. In order for children to be successful, parents must talk to their children about their day and have rich conversations about what they have learned.
Christopher Perrin, in his booklet An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents, outlines parent partnership in classical education. View here.
Barney Charter School Initiative Recommended Reading for Parents and Supporters
The following books and articles are helpful in gaining a greater understanding of the purpose and nature of the education provided at good classical schools, as well as the relevant historical and contemporary issues bearing on education and the study of the liberal arts.