Young people know how important it is for dads to be involved in their lives. As I travel the country and talk with students some of them tell me that their lives would be totally different if their father was around.
I think every student needs access to technology and I think technology can be a hugely important vehicle to help level the playing field.
Most teachers still say they love teaching though they wouldn’t mind a little more respect for their challenging work and a little less blame for America’s educational shortcomings.
Research shows that children do better in school and are less likely to drop out when fathers are involved. Engaged parents can strengthen communities mentor and tutor students and demonstrate through their actions how much they value their children’s education.
Teachers say their schools of education did not adequately prepare them for the classroom. They would have welcomed more mentoring and feedback in their early years.
A postsecondary education is the ticket to economic success in America.
Even in a time of fiscal austerity education is more than just an expense.
State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges in turn answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes.
There was nothing more important I could do than be supportive as a dad.