Sometimes I'll read something about BYU that seems to reference the fact that parents wrote the school and that that helped make a change. Or something like that. Since I attended a small, mostly-secular, midwest private school, the idea that parents would write to their child's university in protest doesn't make much sense. In my four years, I never once heard of anything like that happening at my school. So, my questions are:
1) Do parents of BYU students often (at least relative to other schools) write the school over school policy?
2) Are BYU alumni more likely to write to BYU about the 'direction' of the school than alumni to other schools?
3) Does BYU take parents' letters more seriously than other schools?
Of course, I am asking for generalizations. I really have no agenda here, just trying to understand part of BYU's relationship with the outside community. I'm particularly interested in the answer to #3. Anecdotes, feelings or hard data welcome.