Regarding the Aug. 27 Guest Opinion by Molly Lenty and Rep. Rick Youngblood:
We are all for efforts toward innovation and collaboration in education to promote higher education enrollment.
As proud patrons of the Parma school system, we suggest you take a look at our higher education enrollment statistics. The difference is simply money. Community efforts, a generous donor and good counseling staff make amazing scholarship opportunities for our students. Still, we have qualified students who can’t afford to go on, and many have to drop out after the scholarships dwindle after the first year.
We suggest the financial barriers students face should be explored as much as educational and career readiness.
Jo and Dom Iaderosa, Parma