I want to thank Scott Carroll for his commentary and service to the education of children in Baltimore City ("What kids need most," Sept. 1). His conclusion is that money is not the problem but that a lack of a cultural support of education is. I could not agree more with him. No child has the slightest chance of being educated or successful in life without at least one adult being a parent to him or her.
Parenting is key, and it's priceless. Government cannot provide what a parent does in a child's life. Until society gets that, nothing will change for the better in Baltimore schools. Good principals and good teachers are necessary as well, but without reinforcement from a parent, it doesn't matter at all.