It does not matter if you have a child in school or not, you probably have an opinion on the entire school system. For some people, it is the best choice because it gives their children a chance in life that they would not otherwise have.
For others, they tend to look at the entire school system with a lot of skepticism. They may even dislike a lot of what they see going on behind closed doors, and sometimes they may be quite right. In any case, they have the right to give their opinion because their children are at stake.
Many people know that the American education system is lacking. At one time it was considered the best in the world, but now it is falling behind many other countries in various categories.
Not only can parents see it, but teachers can also know what’s going on. For this reason, a teacher wrote a letter to her local newspaper and gave her advice. What she ended up saying is causing many people to applaud her words and to agree wholeheartedly.
The teacher wrote:
“As a retired teacher, I am sick of people who know nothing about public schools or have not been in a classroom recently deciding how to fix our education system.
The teachers are not the problem! Parents are the problem! They are not teaching their children manners, respect or even general knowledge of how to get along with others.
The children come to school in shoes that cost more than the teacher’s entire outfit but have no pencil or paper. Who provides them? The teachers often provide them out of their own pockets.
When you look at schools that are “failing,” look at the parents and students. Do parents come to parent nights? Do they talk with teachers regularly? Do they make sure their children are prepared by having the necessary supplies? Do they make sure their children do their homework?
Do they have working telephone numbers? Do the students take notes in class? Do they do their homework? Do the students listen in class, or are they the sources of class disruptions?
When you look at these factors, you will see that it is not schools that are failing but the parents. Teachers cannot do their jobs and the parents’ job. Until parent steps up and does their job, nothing is going to get better!”
Do you agree with this former teacher’s opinions?