PARADIGM SHIFT IN EDUCATION
Views of the role of education have shifted. Parents once simply dropped off their child at the schoolhouse door. They prepared children for school; school prepared them for college or work; college for community.
Those roles now overlap. Parents and schools now talk about themselves as "in partnership," and parents are far more present in schools. Schools see more clearly the way in which they overlap and connect with local communities. Students now more more fluidly among home, school, and community.