Education spending affects student outcomes, a major reason San Diego United Parents for Education supports more parent involvement in budget decisions.

“Contrary to popular perceptions that many parents are disengaged from their children’s schools, three-quarters of parents surveyed said they were “very” or “somewhat” involved in their child’s school, with close to one-third (30 percent) saying they were very involved.

“Lisa Berlanga, executive dEdSource-Surveyirector of the parent advocacy group San Diego United Parents for Education, agrees.

“‘The poll shows that the way most parents are engaged is in traditional ways, such as volunteering in class or attending a parent-teacher conference,’ she said. ‘They don’t participate in the decision making of schools.'”

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