"Parents are the problem" are the strong words that a retired teacher uses to make us think seriously about today's education system
We all agree that education systems in many countries should be reformed.
However, as long as parents blame the teachers for their children's failures and do not question their own responsibilities as parents, nothing can really be changed.
As a retired teacher, Lisa Roberson had had enough of listening to everyone criticizing the education system and blaming teachers and educators at all levels.
Therefore, she decided to tell parents to think again before pointing their fingers only at the education system.
via The Epoch Times
In order for more people to read her words, the retired ex-teacher Lisa Roberson published her letter in a newspaper. Needless to say, what she had to say was also posted and shared by countless people on the Internet:
“As a retired teacher, I am sick of people who know nothing about public schools or have not been in a classroom recently deciding how to fix our education system.
The teachers are not the problem! Parents are the problem! They are not teaching their children manners, respect or even general knowledge of how to get along with others.
The children come to school in shoes that cost more than the teacher’s entire outfit but have no pencil or paper. Who provides them? The teachers often provide them out of their own pockets.
When you look at schools that are “failing,” look at the parents and students. Do parents come to parent nights? Do they talk with teachers regularly? Do they make sure their children are prepared by having the necessary supplies? Do they make sure their children do their homework?
Do they have working telephone numbers? Do the students take notes in class? Do they do their homework? Do the students listen in class, or are they the sources of class disruptions?
When you look at these factors, you will see that it is not schools that are failing but the parents. Teachers cannot do their jobs and the parents’ job. Until parents step up and do their job, nothing is going to get better!”
What do you think of this teacher's powerful words? Do you think that she is right and that she has touched on a very sensitive issue in our present society?