Loving parents help students succeed
Oklahoma needs to continue improving the quality of public education and raising the standard to match that of any other state. Of course it takes a lot of money to build and maintain safe and comfortable facilities that have all the latest and best equipment, and to find and keep excellent teachers and administrators and support personnel.
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Many methods of testing and evaluation can determine how our various schools are doing in the ratings. I wonder if we've left out, or at least put our priorities in the wrong order of importance, how to make sure our students have the best chance of succeeding. The role of parents is to guide, protect, correct and encourage. It's the hardest job in the world, and even the best of parents make mistakes. Fortunately, no reward brings more satisfaction than watching a child grow up with a sense of pride and accomplishment and knowing that we had a part in that success.
What could be a better way to spend our time than to give a helping hand to a parent and/or teacher, even if it's just a word of encouragement?
Jeri Reams, Bethany
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