Across our state we are facing a crisis concerning student performance. Currently, 60 percent of Colorado third graders cannot read at grade level. 70 percent are not proficient in math. What we are doing is not working. We need to restore the trust between parents and teachers to ensure educational success. Communication and understanding among parents, students, and teachers, builds trust, confidence, and establishes a genuine partnership between home and school. Parents know their children best. Providing them with more involvement opportunities allows for higher rates of academic success.