To the editors:
Though statistics show that many are satisfied with their children's educational experiences, parents like me still have many unanswered questions.
For starters, why are so many students leaving high school? Why do middle school students feel they do not matter? How come although every student learns differently, most often all students are taught the same? Some learn better by hands on, others by listening, others by simply talking about subjects.
And when looking at school violence, I wonder why conferences are not scheduled immediately with students, parents, the principal, and teachers after a physical or verbal altercation.
I wonder what can be done to keep students interested in coming to school and staying there until graduation. For one, student concerns must be taken seriously. If they are not, there is no wonder why many students don't like to attend school.
The writer is a parent and education advocate.