class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" NEW COLUMN: The Parent Factor in Education
- Topic: Esther Cepeda
- By Esther J. Cepeda
By Esther J. Cepeda
CHICAGO -- The student arrived late to the honor roll ceremony at my son's middle school last week. Even though it was almost over, the teaching staff graciously presented him with his certificate for high honors. The tall, shy African-American walked across the gym floor to polite applause and a visible lack of camera flash.