The public school system isn't failing kids, it's the parents. Just like police don't make the law, they just enforce it. Well, the schools are not there to raise your kids, just teach them reading, writing and arrithmatic.
Parents have less control over their kids today because many are too lazy or want to be their kid's friend instead. It also has to do with what kids see on tv/movies. Parents need to spend quality time with their kids. Turn off the video games and the internet.
If a parent doesn't have any control over their own kid, how do you expect the school to have any control over the kid?
Kids also immitate their parents. If the teacher or principal calls you in to school because little Johny or Suzy continue to misbehave or never does their homework, don't start screaming at the school and blaming them for your failure to teach your kid to be a responsible and decent person. If you don't demonsrate respect when dealing with others, your kid won't either. If you constantly are trash talking the educational system or anything else for that matter, aren't you essentially indoctrinating your kid to believe the same?
Too many parents do not pay attention to how they act around their kids. Remember how I said kids immitate their parents? They immitate for better or for worse.
Set a good example for your kids and they'll immitate you for the better.
Well disciplined kids whose parents have high expectations and enforce consequences do well in public school. They also have lower rates of drug use and arrest.
It the parents stupid!
Last edited by ICARRY2; 01-22-2013 at 10:48..