This is not altogether true. Many parents take an active role in their children's education. And,at same time see that things at the school level need improved. On the other hand, a lot of what you say does hold true today. just a few years ago, most students entering kindergarten for the first time had already been taught to count, print their name, and ABCs. Today, it is the rare student that starts school already knowing this. Those students are usually the ones who have parents not interested in education.the only ones that complain, is the ones that do nothing for their children. if your not satisfied with the education system do something about it. blame, blame , blame, to much homework, to much this, to much that. MAYBE for once the parent should to a roll in the lives of their children. if your waiting on someone to do it for you, its going to be a long wait.
I guess I do agree with most of what you say, but the parents that do right need to be acknowledged.IMO