I noted an article about the formation of a fundraising group to help the school system, Foundation for Tacoma Schools (TNT, 7-23). Its goal is to raise funds help those kids struggling academically.
May I submit that no amount of money in and of itself will solve the problem?
If the teachers are frank and open, I believe you will find that something like 95 percent of the struggling kids come from homes where the parent(s) do little to encourage them or pay any attention to their school work. Usually these children are simply parked in front of a …