Epstein writes, “The way schools care about children is reflected in the way school’s care about the children’s families.” What do you think she means by this? What do you see as the fundamental reason that schools, families and communities need to work together? Also, Abravanel’s paper Building Community Through Service-Learning: The Role of Community Partner, makes interesting points about community involvement. Describe your vision of what this kind of engagement would look like in your community.
Guided Response: Shared interests between parents and schools make a partnership work – focus on the common goals of both parents and teachers and list how many different beneficiaries emanate from these relationships