Schools and educators who strive to care for participating students should also be interested in student families (Epstein, 2010). NCLB included a mandate for schools to form an association with parents to receive federal title I part of the law, which indicates the importance of this association in academic careers for children. Epstein saw this partnership as an overlap of spheres of influence. Epstein noted that if schools are disconnected from the student family, the relationship between school and home is more severe. Parents, teachers, and students should work together to form successful relationships to support children in their academic endeavors. However, even during the development of an association, each participant must also recognize their individual role. One of the reasons families, schools and the community should meet are to help their children succeed in school as well as in life after school.