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President Obama answering the question: “What should parents do to make sure their child’s education is better?”
“Parents are the most important thing to any child’s ability to do well in school, so making sure you’re reading to your child, especially when they’re young, even before they get to school so they start being used to reading, they know their alphabet, they know the basics, so even when they get to kindergarten they’re already a leg up. I think it’s important to make sure that kids are doing their homework and that they’re not just turning on the TV all day or playing video games. I think talking to teachers and finding out from teachers directly what can be done to improve their child’s performance, I think that’s important, and setting a high standard, that’s important. Saying if you get a B, you can do better, you can get an A. Making sure we have high expectations for all children because I think all children can do well as long as they have the support that they need.”*
*from an interview with 11-year-old Damon Weaver on ABC. Read the full text from the interview here: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Politics/Story?id=8326717