Your article "English Proficiency Emerges as Key to CAP Scores" (June 12), overall, seemed to make excuses for the public school system and minority groups.
I suggest the single largest difference between University High in Irvine and Valley School in Santa Ana Unified is the attitude of the parents toward education.
To condemn the schools totally is wrong. To condemn any group is wrong. A shared responsibility is called for. The preparation for the test is also key.
Perhaps the poorer scoring schools were more "honest" in the testing than the leaders. It would be relatively easy to spend numerous hours in test preparation and coaching and improve scores versus having the test results reflect the actual knowledge level of the student. The fact of poorly prepared high school seniors is well known. The responsibility rests on the students and parents as well as the public schools.