What is the role of parents in a standards based environment?

Our church clearly states that the parents are the primary educators of their children. It is though parent example and explanation that students first learn to walk, talk, play and pray.

Parents should ask for a school's standards or learning expectations. They should expect that teachers are using curriculum materials that are in compliance with Church teaching and assist their children in attaining the standards that the school has set for each grade level and course of study.

Parents should communicate with the school when they have questions and concerns. For example, if a parent reads the standards and does not think a particular standard is a good goal for their child at this time, they should address this concern with the school.