Doesn't anyone on governing bodies ever ask themselves what this nonsense is about? It's not a daddy versus mummy thing either. If both parents are working it's quite ridiculous that you should have to have time off work to look at a child's books when you've been told they weren't trying and now they are putting in a special effort.
I'm sure you could predict what I might say to your main question Mystery so I will spare you.
But as someone who sits on a governing body - no we don't ever ask ourselves this kind of thing. I have just finished reading the agenda for tonight's meeting of our GB (yes, going ahead despite the strike) and it includes Finances, Training, School Improvement Plans, Staff issues, the question of academies, policies, more policies, inspection regime, more policies, committee business, governor visits, more finances...