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tAnd the responsibility of education goes to . . .

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    Helpful Hannaposted 6 years ago

    Why are we placing all of the responsiblity and blame of educating children on school systems and the teachers?  What about parents?

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    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    Hear hear!
    Education should start and end with the parents. Education about manners, respect, behaviour, should all be the responsibility of parents. My mother taught us all of these things and more, and we mostly turned out okay.
    No tantrums in the supermarket when we were told "no". No back chat to adults. Stand for people on the bus/train/tram. Share. Support each other...
    I could go on for ever, but I think you get the point.

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      Helpful Hannaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Point well made!

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    cardeleanposted 6 years ago

    Wow, what a novel idea.  Yes, I am a mother and an elementary school teacher.  I have students in my class every year that I never meet their parents.  How am I to be most effective in my job when I am not getting any follow through at home?  As Toby said, I could go on and on forever.  It is very easy to blame someone else for failure.  It is important for parents to be advocates for their children, however it is not ok to dump and blame.  In my opinion that is what has been happening within education today.  I have had many conversations with people who have said that it is not their job to teach their child.  Parents are their child's first and most important teacher.  If more parents realized this, we would see a very different educational system today.  Educating our youth must be a collaborative effort.

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      Helpful Hannaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  We should be working together if we want to see the greatest results.  Thank you!

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    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    The way things are going, the TV, cellphone, and computer will be programmed to raise kids very soon. This will allow parents to take on a third job in order to earn enough money to buy the newest models of these high-end technology! big_smile

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      Helpful Hannaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It sure feels like we are headed in that direction doesn't it?  Kids are great with technology, but how are they in day to day functioning?

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        klarawieckposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        There is no day to day functioning...

        There is day to day keyboarding, and downloading, and uploading, and posting on facebook, etc.

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          Helpful Hannaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          That is so true and so sad.

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            fits3x100posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            60 years ago, 1 parent earned enough to support a large family (by today's standards) . We learned during the 2nd World war, that women could: Get their children off to school, get to work, be amazingly capable and diverse in their skills at work, perform multiple tasks(!!!) and not complain, do all of these workplace things for less money than we had to pay their hubbies, get home, feed, clothe,clean, and organize for another day...
            During the 60's the "me" generation really blossomed. When I think about what our parents sacrificed for us I am awed. When I see the number of them being "babysat" in  a "care facility" I am equally awed by the reasoning/excuses. "They need to make new friends?" Really? No...They need to be around the people they Love and invested their lives in!
            Truth is, we are a selfish, short minded lot.  I wonder what's gonna happen when these youngsters have to decide whether their parents have a "quality" of life or not? Especially if they have to pay for their extended existence. If our treatment of the people who gave up their dreams/careers/lives, for our benefit and well-being is any indication...