It is great to hear that the academic performance has gone up in Merced County.
I believe it is also appropriate to acknowledge parents for the countless hours most spend doing homework with their children each evening and weekends. I would also like to give praise to all the parents that shell out money they don't have for outside tutoring, just to help their child/children to survive. I am urging Merced County parents to come forward publicly and tell their story. In my opinion, we are far from out of the woods. Thank you.