Opinion: Teach low-income parents how to become involved

Low-income parents must learn how to work the education system in the same way wealthier families do, writes Edwin C. Darden, education-policy director at Appleseed, a network of public-interest justice centers. Maryland's Montgomery County schools, for example, offer around 35 free Parent Academy workshops, as well as a call center that will answer questions in both English and Spanish.

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