Parents are the first teachers for their children. The value of education and importance of attending school, learning to read, doing homework, acquiring good study skills, supporting a child in completing their schoolwork, encouraging them to succeed starts in the home. Once a child is in school they need to be involved, be aware of how they can assist in the child's continued education and know they are part of a TEAM whose goal it is to see that child through 12 years of formal education.
Too many parents, uneducated themselves, take a hands off approach, in my opinion, and don't know what is going on, or worse, sabotage the efforts of the child's success.
BTW: SOKCGOLD I'm not sure how long you've been on Hubpages, but it is against the 'rules' to post your hubs in the forum. The only forum that allows posting hubs is in the Extreme Makeover. While it is acceptable to mention that you've written a hub, it is not acceptable to state the hub link. Please abide by that in the future. :) Thanks.