Are the growing number of absentee parents and uneducated parents the reasons most children in urban schools do not value education?
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I have a student whose mother is 13 years older than she is. Mom should have waited. What can she tell her daughter?
It is the culture of poverty consciousness. The poor and uneducated have a mindset which is different from the rest of us. It is really a pathology of fatalism and nonachievement.
At one time grandparents tried to fill in the gap. After several generations, it seems the grandparents are just as bad as the parent. Thanks Dashing!
I agree with you Express. As I mentor kids, I hear a lot of difficult things. I try to encourage them to stay the course as least until high school graduation. I feel so frustrated and useless when I try to walk kids through kids through trauma.
My students and I read the news about the 17 year old who shot the 13 month old in the head. His mom and aunt threw the gun in a lake to try to get rid of evidence. Then mm and aunt were arrested. They both had a prior record
What is said is to know the future for these kids. Some escape but most are involved in crime, violence, and or poverty.
Bubba-math, you have succinctly stated an excellent point.Many poor and uneducated parents believe that they do not play a part in their children's education, they believe that it is THE TEACHER'S job to educate their children.
I fully agree with you! It drives me crazy when I see parents like this just in complete denial. It's not the school's responsibility to raise your kids.