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August 3, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Parents play a role in education

Many articles and letters to editors have been published regarding the poor state of the schools in Southern Nevada. Student test scores, graduation rates, and fitness to enter college or the workforce have been bemoaned long and loud by educators and politicians alike.

Of course, the politicians’ first response was to throw more money at the problem and propose higher taxes for that money. Virtually unquestioned are current levels of parental involvement in the education process and the almost total lack of discipline in the classrooms. One is related to the other.

If parents had to pay a small fee per student per year, they may pay more attention to their children’s education and take steps to ensure their proper behavior while in the classroom. Improvements to our schools must start with parental involvement, not with politicians in Carson City.

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