The Ritz-Carlton is teaching educators in Georgia how to roll out the red carpet for parents. The Ritz partners with the Georgia Department of Education as part of a broad plan to create more family-friendly schools. Research shows that when parents are involved with school staff, students perform better and have better social skills.
Research indicates that when parents get involved in a child's education, academic achievement improves. That may explain why one prosecutor suggests parents should serve jail time for missing parent teacher meetings. "Talk of the Nation's" Jennifer Ludden's discusses this issue.