Editorial: Parents have role in child’s education

As students return to school, some parents might breathe a sigh of relief know that their offspring will be safely cared for several hours each day. But the return of school just means the role of the parent shifts a bit to one who supports the school and supports the learning that takes place at school.

And, quite frankly, there lies a major problem. Yes, our teachers are highly capable of caring for our youngsters. But we have said numerous times that helping a child learn is just as much the responsibility of a parent as it is a teacher. Teachers are only with your child a certain part of the day. Parents are with them much, much more and, because of such, have a greater influence on their child’s learning habits.

Parents should stress the importance of education to their children. Stress the need for a good, quality education both in high school and, in today’s changing world, at college or university.


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