Interview with Evelyn Morash
QUESTION 11
JACKIE SHEARER:

So we were comparing the Home School Association with the court mandated Parental Involvement and you were just saying that the Home School Association wasn't in order.

EVELYN MORASH:

No.

JACKIE SHEARER:

That principals didn't have to do it.

EVELYN MORASH:

Home and School association could be a very passive thing. You know, raise money for school activities raise money for field trips that weren't in the school budget, and if a principal didn't feel that he wanted a Home and School Association, didn't feel he wanted parents in the school, he didn't have to encourage it, didn't need it, didn't miss it all. But the court order was an order, and the parental councils were ordered by the court. They were difficult to get into place because they weren't in the neighborhood schools and the parents had a right to be in those schools, and that thought was offensive to teachers and to school administrators.