- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 25, 2001

I applaud the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for encouraging parents to involve themselves in their children's education (“NAACP, ally urge parents' involvement in education,” Nation, Aug. 22). Parents can turn off the TV and provide a quiet place to study. More important, parents can read with their children as preschoolers and through the primary grades.

If the NAACP's campaign is successful in increasing parental involvement in education, academic performance is certain to improve. Parental involvement is perhaps the most effective community-based, grass-roots, pro-literacy initiative yet and it doesn't require a single federal dollar.


JAMES A. METCALF

Fairfax


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