And This my Thought: That WE PARENTS & FAMILY M...EMBERS NEED TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH OUR CHILDREN SCHOOL... SEEING WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND LEARNING~ & HOW CAN WE HELP~
~ To make sure that our K-12 grades Schools care that ALL RACE OF Children have a Chance to go to a 4 year Colleges & be able to complete it, by getting them REALLY ready... so we are not housing a "Drop Out Factory" and teaching Our Children what they want to know & making money off of them and there is not more $$$$$'s per student.. they make it way for them to drop out.....Don't just trust the schools to care ...We must be the Voices~ Thank you John Legend for your VOICE~
This is typical of public schools. Core curriculum is downplayed so that "respect" lessons can take up valuable and vitally needed classroom time.
Compared to the rest of the civilized world American kids continue to fall behind the curve in basic education. Twenty-fifth and twenty-first rankings in math and science. Pathetic.
All the while, our kids rank first in "confidence". Thus they feel good about themselves even though their achievement levels are awful and leave nothing to be confident about going forward. What a mess.
People need to see the documentary 'Waiting For "Superman"'. Here is the link for the trailer: http://film.waitingforsuperman.com/videos .
This film highlights the problems with public education in America and provides the necessary solutions. "Respect" training is not among the solutions, but it is clearly part of the problem.