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Comment Re:Shouldn't this be obvious? (Score 1) 150

Blaming parents is a cop-out.

No it isn't; it's the crux of the problem. In school districts with lots of involved parents, the schools are good because the parents insist on it. Kids that come from homes where parents do not value education hardly ever succeed academically. There are always occasional exceptions, but by in large parental involvement is the single biggest predictor of academic success.

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard