To the Editor:
Regarding the article “Parental Engagement Proves No Easy Goal” (April 4, 2012), I believe that if we are a profession, we must succeed with every child regardless of parental involvement.
Let’s take parental involvement when we can get it, but when we can’t get it, let’s make school a place where every child wants to be and where every child achieves success. We can no longer hide behind the excuse that parents aren’t involved.
Lawrence B. Schlack
Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency
A version of this article appeared in the May 16, 2012 edition of Education Week as Parental Involvement Is a Bonus, Not a Given