posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 05:20 AM
It's not the school's job or the teacher's job to raise your child. They are there to educate them. They are there to provide the knowledge and
help them learn it. If the child and the parents are unwilling to comply and don't care about it, there isn't a whole lot the teacher can do when
they have 29 other students who DO want to learn.
It is the job of the PARENT to provide for their child and ensure that their child is ready to learn. The schools and teachers have to take every
child and attempt to educate them. There is a minimum baseline. If your child refuses to put forth effort because his/her parent tells them it isn't
important, then the parent is the one at fault.
If another child, with less ability and less brainpower comes in and puts every ounce of their effort into it, they will do better than your child who
puts in zero effort. The child with less ability and brainpower will be more successful than the child who may be brilliant but don't have any
motivation of any kind. The parent has a responsibility and it's the largest responsibility. That's part of being a parent.
You can't whine and cry on one hand about not wanting the government to control you, then whine and cry on the other hand saying the schools are
failing you because you aren't upholding your end as a parent. It's not an all or nothing" situation. Unfortunately, students aren't "fired"
from school for poor performance, but they will definitely be fired from jobs for poor performance. .... maybe they should be fired from school and
have to reapply, it would probably improve things a great deal.
In life, it's 90% atttitude and 10% aptitude that determines altitude. If Albert Einstein hadn't had any gumption and hadn't put forth any effort,
we wouldn't have the theory of relativity. He was brilliant AND motivated so he went far. Charles Manson was brilliant, but look where it took
If you want your child to be unmotivated and don't express the importance of education, then the result is on your shoulders.