Charles Rileyabout 1 year ago
Why does ethnicity or economic status have anything at all to do with it?
Isn't the real problem a lack of a decent home life? Lack of parenting skills? Lack of a good role model at home? Lack of someone willing to take away the xbox and make sure homework is getting done?
All problems which I imagine go back generations in some cases.
My kid would be failing in school right now, if I weren't taking an active role in his education. Do I want to spend time helping him with his homework or projects after putting in a full day at work? Not really, I can think of other things I'd like to do. I do it anyway, because to do otherwise would be to fail my son. Not an option.
Why do people insist on having children that they can't or won't be a parent to?
Whatever term you want to use to describe the problem, teachers and schools aren't the cause of it. Put the blame squarely where it belongs: on the parents.