I once taught a class of 1st graders in a coastal town in Florida. In a class of 30 students, there was only 1 white child. I took them on a field trip to the beach...and for most of them, they had never seen the ocean before. From their school, it was a 15 ride to the beach. So many parents have kids just to say they have them (or is it for their welfare check?), and don't realize that kids require active parenting.