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Students must accept their responsibilities

In Rod Watson’s column, he stated that “Parents need trigger law to help kids win.” With this statement, he was blaming teachers for their failing students. A Nov. 5 letter to the editor, on the other hand, responded that it’s the parents’ fault for failing students.

I am a senior in high school and I believe students have to take responsibility for themselves. Each year, I am faced with new challenges. It’s not my parents who push me, I push myself. I want to get good grades, and I know I need to work for them. It’s not my parents’ job to do my homework, complete high school, college or choose my career for me, it’s my responsibility to do these things. At some point in our lives, we have to stop blaming others for our failures, and take responsibility for ourselves. If not now, when?

Ryan Fishback

East Aurora