The schools can be improved. But as long as students show up at school without having parents that make sure they do their homework, don’t play video games or basketball/football, etc. all night, have breakfast in their stomach, clothing appropriate to school and the weather on their bodies, glasses if they need them on their faces, and a healthy respect for teachers and education in their hearts, the schools can only do so much.
Government can supplement the actions of parents. But it cannot replace them.
I agree with your comment 100%.
My daughter teaches 3rd grade in an upscale suburb here in Indiana.
Only 40% of her class has an intact family (birth mother and father living in the home).
Imagine what that number is for the inner city.
The black illegitimacy rate is near 75%.
The school system can’t fix societal breakdown, sadly.