Good parents seem to know what they are doing already, and according to a recent article on commercialappeal.com, they could really set an example for others:
We need more parents like this. If a school has a parent base that involved in the goings on of the school, you can be sure the school will get its act together. Not to mention the wonderful support that parents can provide as far as extra curricular activities and fundraising are concerned. So get going parents: help your child out!
They are less interested in how schools are accountable to boards and in the accompanying array of bars, graphs, and reports. They want schools to be accountable to parents by telling them regularly in easy-to-understand language how well or poorly their child is faring and how well the student's school is faring.
They want real, not relative, measurements of their child's progress, and they want to get rid of schools incapable of making sure that every child lives up to their fullest potential and ability.