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Letter: School doesn't trump home

Classrooms across Long Island were empty on Thursday.

Classrooms across Long Island were empty on Thursday. Check our listings of delayed openings, closures and cancellations to see what's in store for Friday. Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Lane Filler's column "Cameras in the classroom? Sure!" [Opinion, April 24] was right on target. Get a camera on the kids at the kitchen table at homework time, when a caregiver is with them, chatting about the school day successes and challenges, and while they review the work assigned for home. This is where education happens first and leaves a forever fingerprint.

We have to put school into perspective. The role of teacher is played out, foremost, at home. Parents deserve most of the credit -- good or bad -- when the credits roll.

Joan Nickeson, Terryville

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