The Price of Parental Involvement
The New York Times reports on how your taxdollars will get parents "Back-to-School":
In a year of budget cuts, the New York City Department of Education is spending $43 million to hire a parent coordinator in every school, to encourage parents to participate in their children's education. They will be paid $30,000 to $39,000 annually.
Why the middle man? Maybe they need a better scheme. Something like parental participation vouchers, where parents with children in failing schools would each get $1,000 bucks for improving their participation and communication with their child's teacher.