Perhaps you should consider publishing an Associated Press article by Seanna Adcox published in another area paper. Hopefully, Aiken County will take heed of, and act on, the article – most importantly, the part about parental engagement. Further, you may want to publish it as part of an editorial from you to the Richmond County schools superintendent and the non-engaged parents.
The article is about Spartanburg’s Arcadia Elementary School and its success rate with underprivileged, non-English-speaking pupils who live in poverty. The part that should be highlighted is parental engagement. I believe that is what is missing in today’s schools – especially a parent’s engagement, not some aunt or grandmother. Notice, if you will, that the school isn’t waiting for a government handout or other giveaway to make their program a success.
What I really expect is that you will just discard this, and let things continue as they are in Richmond County. For shame.