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That's just it, I don't know.

I don't think we can force (or entice) parents to be involved.

I do think parents have a major influence, but that doesn't mean we can force them to be involved.

There are times when I wasn't as involved in my kid's education as I wanted to be because I was working, going to school and tutoring at night. I didn't have the energy to be as involved as I would have liked. Luckily, she's mostly done ok because of the foundation we set when she was younger.

Providing other kinds of support (after school or mentor programs?) might be something that could help. Isn't that why things like Big Brothers, Big Sisters is successful? Scholarships for the fees for extra-curricular activities?

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