Poor parenting skills hurts California schools

Published: Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Re "California's school war will heat up" (Capitol & California, Dan Walters, Dec. 20): The school war Dan Walters writes about disturbs me because no one - not the press, politicians, parents or school officials - discusses the primary cause of low scores and poorly educated students. I believe the basic fault lies with our society and our parents who don't value education. We don't do enough to guide our children to be good learners or good citizens. We need to look into the mirror and admit that we, not the schools, are the problem. Why can't we have a discussion about how parents contribute to how poorly their children do in school? Why can't we have a discussion on how parents can improve? This might take a generation or two.

-- Wesley Lum, Sacramento

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