The Washington Post recently published a heartwarming and inspiring story of parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, who banded together to make sure their children succeeded in high school. They perceived cultural obstacles to success and sought to equip their sons and daughters to overcome them.
Beginning in middle school, these parents supported each other and watched out for each other’s children. They set high standards for both behavior and academic performance. Together they mentored, chided, scolded, encouraged and rewarded these young people to keep them on the road to academic excellence. Their children graduated with a 92% rate of enrollment in Advanced Placement classes and an average cumulative GPA of 3.7.Continue reading at HLI America
To celebrate their achievement, they partied and enjoyed a cake decorated with the axiom made famous by Hillary Clinton, “It takes a village.” Unlike the government-imposed village of school-based indoctrination programs envisioned by Clinton, however, the “village” that supported these young people was freely chosen by their parents. They had common concerns, goals and values, and cooperatively passed on these values to all of their children.