In response to a reader’s comment about our parental involvement article, we find it to be important to reinforce it. The reader suggested that because of financial hardships, parental involvement will always be a problem. The reader went on to suggest that many of these parents are resorted to work 2, 3 jobs just to make ends meet. We agree.
That’s one of the hurdles our inner city parents have to overcome, and because of this financial burden, our minority children are at a complete disadvantage. Our youngsters deserve the best. However, like everything else in life, they have fallen victims of their own misery. Suburbanites, who have the means to sustain a proactive parental involvement and the financial power to acquire extracurricular activities, are ironically being showered with the latest/high-tech materials. Their classroom environment is 5-stars. Meanwhile, our inner city schools are lagging behind in adequate materials to teach their academically disadvantaged students.