[Susan notes: This is a super letter from a teacher who understands working parents' plight.]
To the editor
While on the surface requiring parents to be involved in schools sounds like a win/win situation, the schools in Prince William County described in your article (Parents Mandatory Volunteering, 9/22/04) are actually setting up an exclusionary system. You see, if it's mandatory, it's a bar to enrollment for any child who has parents who cannot volunteer.
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