Teacher vents over lack of parental involvement
Dear Readers: Today’s Sound Off is about parent involvement in education. — Heloise
“Dear Heloise: I started teaching in public schools in 1978, and over the years, I’ve witnessed a decline in parental involvement in children’s education. Raising a child is not easy, but when you choose to be a parent, you choose to take on a job, which means being involved with your child’s education, self-discipline, responsibility and teaching that life’s actions have consequences.
“Studies have shown that when parents are actively involved with their children’s education, the students have a better chance of being success. Helping children with their homework and volunteering time at the school stresses the importance of an education to them.
“I know a career/job is important, but so is your child. “ — Grace J., Sausalito, Calif.
(Heloise is a columnist for King Features Syndicate. Send a hint to P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Texas 78279-5000, fax it to 210-HELOISE or E-Mail: Heloise@Heloise.com.)