Long Island Newsday, Sunday, December 12th, 2010
Faulting parents, instead:
“Blaming teachers for low test scores, poor graduation rates and the other ills of American schools has been popular lately, but a new survey wags a finger closer to home. An Associated Press-Stanford University Poll on education found that 68 percent of adults believe parents deserve heavy blame for what's wrong with the U.S. education system — more than teachers, school administrators, the government or teachers unions. Only 35 percent of those surveyed agreed that teachers deserve a great deal , or a lot, of the blame. Moms were more likely than Dads — 72 percent versus 61 percent — to say parents are at fault. Conservatives were more likely than moderates or liberals to blame parents.”
Well, blow me down and shiver me timbers! At last somebody’s looking in the right direction. Moms, Dads, Conservatives, Liberals; I really don’t care who.
The fact that has run consistently through History is that Parents are solely responsible for the children they bring into this world. Since the “I want it all, and I want it now!” generation (circa 1980), parenting in this Nation has been almost totally abandoned.
It is time to re-educate parental units on the ways of child rearing, and the responsibility they have undertaken. Please don’t bash the Educational system before you hold Parents accountable for their apparent apathy on the subject of child rearing.
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