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Our say: Parents play major role in successful schools

Our say: Parents play major role in successful schools

This week the bells ring and the buses roll, as nearly 81,000 county children and young people return to the supervision of one of Anne Arundel's biggest workforces. This is an undertaking that requires roughly half the county budget, gets considerable state money and is subject to burgeoning federal rules and standards. But if our investment in the public schools is huge, it's no larger than our expectations. Naturally, we expect the schools to give our children the educational staples — a sentence still consists of a subject and a predicate, Lincoln still signed the Emancipation Proclamation and Romeo and Juliet still love each other. But we also expect schools to get...

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