Lurker you need to visit a teacher and learn again how to read actual content rather than your imagination.<quoted text>
Of course parents are very important in learning. I think we can all agree on that point. I have a partnership with my kids teachers! If I believed it was only parents, I would homeschool. But I realize teachers are key to my kids success!
Parents first and foremost have more influence on a child's development and growth than any teacher will.
A teacher faced one hour per day with a child that comes from an unloved home, is not properly fed, not clothed in a reasonable manner, has no permanent shelter, has not been socialized to any degree by the parents, has no respect for education, displays no respect for any authority, no respect for other people's property, and is burdened by societal vices will most likely not be the reason this child succeeds or fails.
Parents who provide a hint of a loving environment at home ( not all will be great, but just being together means the world to a child ), who shelter, feed, and clothe that child in a reasonable manner ( you don't have to live in a mansion, or eat steak every night, or wear the latest designer fashions ), teach their children the value of education, follow up with homework, not tolerate attitude nor behavior problems in school, set an example of industriousness, respect other people's person and property, and provide them with a solid foundation of morals and values that benefit society as a whole, will in all probability provide the schools with a child they can successfully educate.
Ask any teacher which child they would prefer to teach, the child from the parents who don't care or the child from parents that do care.
I don't think the answer will be all that surprising.
The foundation which is provided that makes the greatest amount of difference.
PARENTS provide that foundation.