We read and hear a lot these days about rights, most recently in a discussion among Maine School Administrative District 52 board members (“Turner-based school board revises wording on parental rights on student education,” Sept. 26)

What’s decidedly missing in these discussions is equal attention to responsibilities. Yes, parents have the right to be partners — not directors — in their child’s education. They also have a responsibility to uphold their side of the partnership by working with teachers and school administrators to promote good educational experience for all students.

Preparing children to be learners begins at home.

At the risk of sounding like what I am, a former SAD 52 School Board member, I remember when parents and teachers worried more about math, language, literacy, art and music — and not whose hands were on the steering wheel.

Christine Gianopoulos, Greene

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