Dahlia Lithwick / Now parents are the ones left behind - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Dahlia Lithwick / Now parents are the ones left behind

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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:01 am

We've been hearing for decades about all the ways our public school system is failing our children. They're falling further behind on international academic assessments, and it's not clear that efforts to remedy the situation are succeeding. Indeed, we pretty much know things have gotten worse. But all the focus on failing schools and failing students ignores the other consequence of American public education reform: The failing parents. Because if last week's open house night at my son's middle school was any indication, we are truly doomed.

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