Once again, The Sun laments the Baltimore City schools failure to improve delivery of service ("Absence of achievement," July 18). Another in a series of hand-wringing postures questioning why the schools don't find a way to reach out to children who display chronic absenteeism, or inability to control their behavior in the classroom.
When will the folks who continue to write these editorials realize that the problem isn't entirely the school system's? Has anyone looked at the background of the at-risk children in question? What type of cooperation are schools getting from their parents? How much value do these parents place on education? In fact, what type of educational background do these children's parents have?