I started the day with the breaking up of a fight, the life of a teacher. A girl fight, which are the worst ones. I am amazed at how eager so many of our kids are to fight. Why? Where does this come from? I am convinced it must come from the home. Isn’t the home the most important place for formation and teaching? If a student isn’t getting get teaching at home, then how much of a chance do I have teaching this child history? None!
Our problem with education has little to do with education and all to do with our families. Imagine this: all students are treated with respect at home and held accountable. Do you think I would have problems here at school? No, the only problems I would have would be those of have my students to quit chewing gum or talking.
- In 1950, gum chewing and talking in class were some of the major disciplinary problems in our schools.
- In 2012, many of our public schools have been equipped with metal detectors because violence has become so bad.
What has happened? The disintegration of the family is the issue. We fix that, we fix education. And I wouldn’t have to break up all the fights I have to break up this year. By they way, the girls were laughing and calling each other names when it was all over. Would you have been allowed to do that? I wouldn’t! What do you think? Until next time, peace.