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Bad Parents, Poor Kids

Jane346 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 9:51 AM
Yet everyone tends to blame the teachers for the education problems. There are three parts to education: the child, the parents, and the teachers. If parents aren't doing their part, then the child's education will suffer, no matter how hard the teachers try.
Manny41 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 10:23 AM
Jane, why is it that the feckless politicians who gladly take and spend our money refuse to focus on the failure of PARENTS in your very correct equation? Teacher and student can never do what PARENT, teacher and student can achieve. Narcissism rules the day and children are far too much a bother in the world that evolves around me. All of the children are potential successes, if PARENTS invest their time and love into what they have created. Unfortunately, we have bought into the "It Takes A Village" tripe and have abdicated our responsibilities.

Am I the only one who thinks it is immoral to bring children into the world if you don't have the means to support them? I must be one of the few. I rarely see anyone else make the point. Before anyone objects, let me concede up front that a lot of things in life are unpredictable. Women become pregnant despite their best efforts to avoid it. Women can lose their husbands from accidents, war and even homicide. Few of us have a tenured job. Few of us are safe from the economic reversal that would attend the loss of a...