The editorial "Parents' Role in School Reform," Jan. 23, hits the nail on the head. Education has to be valued by parents - it isn't something to be dealt with during youth and then abandoned.
The crux of the matter, which the author pointed out, is the tendency to relate education and jobs. Society fosters the attitude that our worth and value are based on how much money we make.
Education should be aimed at raising our quality of thinking so that we can be effective participants in the local, national, and global communities. Cynthia Ainsworth, Salinas, Calif.
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