LETTER – Parents have to take responsibility

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, October 21, 2020

To The Editor:

The letter to the editor entitled “Time to put our kids’ education first” caught my eye.

I read it once and then promptly read it again. Having spent an entire career in education, and having received a very good education from Buckingham County schools, I was saddened to read about the unsatisfactory scores. It’s well known that the coronavirus has had a devastating effect on education at all levels. I understand that and know that educators, both teachers and administrators, face extremely difficult challenges.

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However, the fact that stood out for me was that 16.8% of students missed 10% or more of school. The word “parents” was not mentioned once. Teachers can’t teach them if they are not there. Someone needs to take the responsibility of attendance.

Rita Morgan Stone