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Well, the good news is that I went in this afternoon and read the little boy his first AR book. He was so excited! And he practically memorized the whole thing the first time we read it. He is obviously a very bright, sweet little boy. His teacher went ahead and let him take his test on the book while I was there, and he scored 100%. He was so proud and just beamed at me. Very cool.

My sister teaches in a middle school in Virginia. She is a reading specialist and boy does can she ever get WAY up there on her soap box about parents not being involved in their children's education. Parental participation drops way down in middle and high school, which is a shame. So many kids want to act cool and they don't want their parents hanging around the school, but the schools still really need their help.
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I knew a woman who never would go to parent-teacher conferences for her child. She'd say "I don't have anything I need to discuss with the teacher." I guess it didn't occur to her that the TEACHER had something to discuss with her? Also, she'd say, "I know my child better than anyone. No teacher can tell me anything I don't already know." (This woman had many relationship problems, to say the least... let's just say that if you ever disagreed with her, you'd be on the receiving end of her temper.)
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