Is this supposed to mean something?Government schools are run by people who think they care about the children. But present a schoolteacher or administrator with the bill for a single semester of college tuition, and see how fast they backpedal from any thought of actually being committed to that child.
The intended meaning is blindingly obvious - any parent worthy of the name is far more involved with each of his/her children than any teacher not related to a child in his/her class can be with the children in his/her charge. In school, the children come and go, replaced by others who do the same. In the home, they come and stay, in the hearts of his/her parents, for the remainder of the parents' lifetime.A child must have someone who is crazy about him/her. A mother is only as happy as her least successful child. A teacher is a pale substitute for a parent in that respect.
I appreciate your clarification. Certainly parents generally care more about their children than any teacher no matter how loving.
Unfortunately, it is also too true that there are situations where the teachers are a better and more loving caretaker than some of these Welfare parents many of whom of addled by drugs, shacked up with creeps or incapable of doing anything but giving birth.
Nothing beats a loving two-parent family but that is becoming a rarity within the Black community and less standard within the others.
“...any parent worthy of the name...” NOW you nail it down. There are too many parents who are NOT worthy of the name as with the little girl of the article. This is why I am an advocate of orphanages. Too many of these people view a child as just a means of getting state funds.
I agree and thank you for your post.
I have heard arguements from both parents and teachers as to the performance or not of children in the school systems. But I will say this. Even a child who does not have their parents involvement can perform when another adult encourages them or becomes involved with their life...and I'm not referring to the teachers... They will learn from that person and can overcome the lack of parental involvement...though perhaps not as well. This would depend on many factors but it's possible.