Hold city parents accountable

August 28, 2012

Andrés Alonso doesn't get it — as evidenced by his decision to demote principals because their students had poor test scores ("Principals union head protests demotions," Aug. 24). Well, here was his chance to reach out to parents and ask for help. Why not? As a leader, Mr. Alonso lacks the foresight and intestinal fortitude to bring into the equation the parents of underperforming students.

Here was his teaching moment. Isn't he considered the lead teacher of our school system? Can't he and his staff think this through and try another tactic? Doesn't he realize that 100 percent of a child's success doesn't rest 100 percent on the teacher and principal? Am I missing something here?

Roland Moskal

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