Regarding Sandra L. Wighton's recent letter, there is no way that you can place the failure of students' homework preparation completely on the parents ("Parents have a role in student achievement," July 21). For various reasons, many parents aren't able to get involved in their children's homework.

I believe the responsibility for doing their homework rests squarely on the shoulders of students themselves. You will never get 100 percent compliance, but wouldn't it be wonderful to witness the students develop some personal pride in the fulfillment of an important component of their educational responsibilities?

Quinton D. Thompson, Towson