Marion County schools have been through several changes in the past five years. Through it all, education professionals, community members and business officials have all stressed that education needs to be a priority.
That is all well and good, even if people sometimes disagree over what that means.
But everyone should also remember something else: students are responsible for their own education.
Parents and teachers do have influence, certainly, but it’s up to each individual student to decide how much effort he or she will put into it.