We have to make sure we tell our kids why education is so important and not just say get good grades but give them a drive on why it's important base on the society we live in today. Start making investments in your kids life. Like having a desk in their room or perhaps a book shelf. Take them places like Barnes & Noble's and purchase a book. Teach them true investments that will stick life long. If you do have them watch television then try to show programs that have words in them. Most kids contain faster off visual content so why not use that source more on a educational than some music video mommy or daddy wanted to see. It's all about environmental education. Education doesn't start when they start pre-school. Education starts when they are born. 
"Don't give up before you allow the process to work"

No one see the plant until it start to grow. It's like goals and dreams. No one see it until it forms into reality. You feed the plant what it need and it will grow. You feed your life the same way and it will grow. You can NOT grow focusing on negatives. You can not grow focusing so much on the problem. Their have to be a time when you position yourself to focus on the solution. Just because you don't see results doesn't mean you not in the process. DON'T GIVE UP IN THE PROCESS. When the process is meant to shape you right for your destiny.