Recently I got a call from a dad with a son in danger of failing both math and English. I went over the times available for the math specialist and the English teacher to work with his son. The dad said he would discuss it with his son and get back to me. It took so long for this busy dad to pick a day and time that most of the available spaces had been taken by other students. A very busy student is often part of a very busy family and this contributes to their problems academically. If a student can’t even find time to get help when they are in trouble – it is no surprise that they are in trouble in the first place. Education must be a priority. Most of our children are not going to get scholarships to the college of their dreams or make their living playing sports. Strong skills will hold them in good standing the rest of their lives.