[Susan notes: Thank you Sally White, a teacher who recognizes crushing problem parents have--instead of blaming them.]
To the editor
Thomas L. Friedman writes that apathetic parents and students may not be the "key cause of income inequality and persistent poverty," but that parental involvement and student work habits are "surely part of their solutions." As a teacher who formerly worked in New York City public schools, I can attest that the cause-effect link between income inequality and parental involvement and student work habits flows in the other direction.
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