The proof is in the pudding.
Now were are all going to call upon our common sense and look back on what we have seen and learned during our brief tour in the universe.
Question: Why do some students who have learning disabilities graduate from school without any hiccups or behavior problems and others have multiple behavior issues? Is it because one persons learning deficiencies are less than their counterpart or is it simply behavior?
Question: Why do the MAJORITY of students who have no learning disabilities manage to get through school without all of the drama? Were that all straight “A” students? Not hardly. But what they all had in common was common sense. They want to treat others they way they want to be treated, and they want to be the best version of themselves they can reasonably be in their present condition.
I think it is safe to say it is always behavior is the determining factor in both instances. One student chooses to not let anything or anyone get in the way of her or his education while the other student looks to blame anyone or anything for their failures.
Schools do not determine the movies or shows your students watch that shapes their thinking or attitudes.
Schools do not determine what language is used in the household.
Schools do not determine what manners or lack there of are displayed in the household.
Schools do not prepare students to “Enter School”!
Schools do not teach students to respect themselves, have good self-esteem, or positive self-image. Those are basic building blocks to good character that should be taught at home.
Schools are not psychiatric institutions.
Schools are not penitentiaries.
Schools do not determine the parental qualifications of who should or should not be parents.
Schools do not determine the income of the students entering school.
Schools do not determine the nutrition of students entering school.
So in conclusion Black Parents who have students who are failing need to place the blame squarely on their own shoulders and please, please, please, stop making excuses for your students failures.
Final thoughts on this subject.
What are we seeing on our streets today? People are being robbed, beaten, kicked in BROAD DAYLIGHT IN DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS.
Now, lets ask the obvious. Who are THEIR PARENTS and WHERE are their parents. NO ONE reading this article can tell me that is good behavior or that the school made them into who they are today. Which Minneapolis public schools did they attend? Do you want to blame the school for their behavior? Of course not! Then stop blaming the school for your students behavior in the classroom.
Lets face it, at some point everyone must be accountable to themselves for the things they say or do. Regardless of age, race, creed or color. We all need to hold ourselves to a higher standard. Do you know the original standard for mankind was perfection? Did you know that standard has not changed? Did you know mankind will return to perfection in the very near future? NO JOKE! Its coming.
My next article will deal with that subject.