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hakko936 Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 03:49 PM
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112. How do you improve the schools.....
.....where she lives? How do you make them safe? The number one factor, in my opinion, of what makes a school system "successful" is not the amount of money per child or how pretty the buildings are. The number one factor is parental involvement and that involvement including making education a priority in the home. You can't expect the kids to care about their education when their parents don't care, their friends don't care, and the entire area they grow up in doesn't care. Sure, a portion of the kids will do well without the parental invovlement, but you can't expect much when no one cares about their education.

Throw all of the money you want at it, but until the people of this country start stressing education in their own home, this is never going to change. You are going to have some areas that perform better than others. Yes, it is often divided along socio-economic lines and even racial lines. You have to ask if that is a function of the school and staff or function of the situation the parents find themselves in and thus transfer it to their kids.
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