My job was to teach their children. Not confront them about their bad decisions.[sonerh<quoted text>
Then report the parents, you spineless wimp. Call the parents out on their behavior, and the values they are teaching their children. Rather than be a racist passive aggressive whiner, DO something about it. Remind the parents just WHO is providing that free lunch.
My observation did not affect my teaching them either.
The system was just screwed up back then as it is today. Abuses were and still are happening. So what good would it have done anyway?