Possibly these parents would be agreeable to a boarding school.
It is **impossible** to expect 100% when working with real people. The **rational** goal is to reach as many as possible. Clearly our current system of government schools presents a of model of teaching that is an utter failure for too many.
Although we do see success with the government school model with functional families to apply this to children from dysfunctional homes, and then when they fail, blame the parents is absurd in the extreme.
Also, I contend that academically successful institutionalized children are essentially 99% "afterschooled", it could be that the government school model may actually be retarding the academic and social development of children from good homes.
Only in a private system of schooling can there be the flexibility and innovation to maximize results.
Hi, wintertime, hope you are doing well.
We apparently agree that the current model of schooling is successful with children from functional families. In fact, this model has been successful for many years with children from functional families, which is why it has persisted for so long.
We also seem to agree that our current system of schooling is much less successful for children from dysfunctional families, who are making up an ever-larger proportion of the students in our public school system, particularly in inner cities. This is a major problem.
We agree that models such as KIPP schools have been very successful with some of these children, when the parents are willing to take the responsibilities required for enrollment in such schools.
The big question is, what do we do about the other children from dysfunctional families?
I don't know the answer to that question, and apparently neither do you.