This study begins with a broad historical overview of public education in Detroit since the 1960s. Then the research lens narrows onto decentralization, charter schools, and eventually Plymouth Educational Center. This study seeks to contribute to and extend previous research by exploring advocating that the more parents and communities are involved with and in a school, the more likely it is that that school’s culture, consisting of a positive and respectful climate, will have a constructive impact on student achievement.
Duncan, Sabin P., "Collaborative communities: The relationship between parental-involvement and school culture" (2013). Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.