The Campaign For DA

8.14.2006

As School Starts Up

DMN columnist Steve Blow had an unusually insightful column yesterday. An excerpt: Here's the myth: Schools educate children. Don't fall for it! Too many children have suffered already. Let me explain. Of course schools can help educate a child. But just like a book or a pencil, a school is only a tool. And a tool can only do so much. A book can't open itself. A pencil has no words of its own. And schools alone can't educate. Parents must be in charge of their children's education. To put it plainly: The success or failure of your child's education is up to you.

This, I believe.