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Parent involvement in schools has traditionally been carried out by
mothers. Yet boys and girls need positive, male role models. When
fathers take an active role in education, schools report an increase
in student achievement.

10 Ways to Involve Fathers in Their Child's Education
http://teachers.net/gazette/wordpress/leah-davies/ten-ways-to-involve-fathers-childs-education/

....and a look at the other extreme:
When a parent is involved as a coach to children, it’s an appropriate
role. When the coach runs onto the field to be a player, that’s when
the parent involvement lines are being breached. Read more:

Too Much Parent Involvement? Can It Be? http://teachers.net/gazette/APR09/rich/

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