A parent's insights
What can people learn by reading Laura McKenna's work?
Laura McKenna writes about education (among other things) from the perspective of a parent of a son who has autism, a former special educator, a professor who focuses on education policy, and a thoughtful person. She has launched a resource that parents (and educators) probably will find useful. It’s called, “An Educated Parent.”
I mentioned Dr. McKenna’s writing in a June 2021 post about representations of disability in the media. Admirable stuff…worth reading. And in early March of 2022, Dr. McKenna provided this description of An Educated Parent:
Every Monday, this newsletter will provide an “explainer” on one hot topic. I’ll decipher the latest academic research and bust through edu-speak to provide real answers and context on topics that parents care about, including:
What is the most effective reading method?
Why do some schools have more resources than others?
Why should my child learn a foreign language in school?
How can I convince my daughter to take a computer science class?
Will a varsity sport really help my teen get into college?
I’m eager to read reports on these topics. Reading instruction! I’m subscribing and I encourage other readers to read enough to determine whether they’ll do so, too.
An Educated Parent is only one of Dr. McKenna’s products. Here is a (probably incomplete) list of her presences on the Intertubes: