‘It begins at home’

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I received the Jan. 7 edition of Indian Country Today and I read with great interest Mary Kim Titla’s article regarding her teaching experience [“Learning with littles,” Vol. 28, Iss. 31]. Her remarks on the vital importance of parental involvement in the education of our little ones is ever so timely.

Ms. Titla is to be commended for spending time in the classroom. She is also to be commended for having the courage to speak out about the sometimes dismal role parents are playing in the academic development of their children.

Maybe with all the discussion about “reform” in our schools and the buzzword of “accountability,” it might be wise of us to consider reform of our conceptions about parenting. Then, and only then, can we truly expect our little ones to succeed. It all begins at home.

– Larry Holmes, Jr.
History Instructor, Vernon College
Vernon, Texas