Back-to-School Night Is Hard for Single Parents

Alia Wong
Back-to-School Night Is Hard for Single Parents

Susan Dynarski’s husband always took the lead at their kids’ school events, asking questions, getting updates, and advocating for their success. When Dynarski, whose job as a professor at the University of Michigan requires a lot of travel, wasn’t relying on her husband’s “social capital” at these gatherings, she was relying on him as an ally. Now “all of that is missing,” Dynarski says.