This part I believe without any issues.
Public school def has its flaws, but I honestly believe its 100% the parents. If you're parent/s are supporting you and the curriculum, helping you understand it's purpose all the way through, you have a HUGE advantage over kids who just ride through the system only being taught one way the whole time. Whether it works for them or not. That's my believe anyway, an involve parent or set of parents can really help their child absorb what they're supposed to be learning, and learn why they are going each day. Difference is night and day in what I've experienced. My parents were barely involved, only when they had to be like many parents who are struggling to make it with multiple kids, I don't blame them for that, it's just the hand they were dealt.
Parents play a very significant roll in their children's education, you won't find anyone to argue that point. Is it everything...no. Once you get to a certain level (mostly with elite privates & magnets) there is a big difference in the type of education a child receives. That's why places like DISD have magnet schools in place. You don't want an extremely talented and bright student to suffer at high schools like South Oak Cliff, Skyline and the like. The environment around kids plays a vital roll as well.
Edited by BenCronin04, Today, 08:51 AM.