So, this is a call to action! Parents, break the cycle of poverty and continue the cycle of success by involving yourself, immersing yourself, in the education of your child. If you don't understand what they are doing, have them teach you. Ask the teacher, find a tutorial on YouTube. It will help your child and you can learn along with them. Educators, this doesn't mean you're off the hook, quite the opposite in fact! This means you have to foster parent involvement where it is high, but more importantly, nurture it and grow it where it is low. This is our chance people! If we work together we can improve the education, and the lives, of countless students. This in turn will improve the lives of their families and ultimately of our society as a whole.
All right, I'll admit it here in a public forum, I have very selfish reasons for putting out this call to action. I want to live in this improved society. I often tell my students that when they run the world I expect them to do a better job than those who are running it now. I expect them to cure diseases, make beautiful art, invent something to make the lives of others better, and be fantastic parents themselves. But I also expect them to work hard, to think, and to solve problems both big and small. So who's in? Who wants to live in this new and better world with my students and me? Won't you join us? We'd love to have you!