Lets give a big thumbs down for our public school system shall we?
Aah, public school, what can I say about it? Lack of just about anything! sub par textbooks that often times are so boring & dry that they’d put anyone into a coma. I remember, most boring books ever, and I love to read. Teachers that for the most part aren’t dedicated to students unless they are those students who find school a breeze. You know who they are. Every school in every state has these types of students. These are the ones who always have their hands up in the air, the ones who always know the answers. And that’s great.
However, if I were to talk to these Teachers who are in charge of the class room I would say to them this: Why not focus on those kids in your class room who aren’t doing as well? Those students that are withdrawn, struggling, those students who may lack confidence in a room with the more confident kids who seem to know all the answers. That’s what I would ask. Lets face facts, kids are just not given an opportunity for a good quality or even half quality education.
Especially when a school has a population of 90% or higher rate of minorities primarily African American, Hispanic. So in other words the poorer schools were teaching is sub par, textbooks that are outdated, lack of decent school equipment. These schools get severely neglected as do the children attending them. How do I know? I’ve attended such schools.
I’ll address the public school I attended in Los Angeles California. It was lousy. I even knew this when I was a young kid. The Teachers I remember having were either bored & indifferent or high strung & nervous & it has occurred to me after all these years well into my adulthood that the Teachers I had just weren’t capable nor I believe didn’t have the temperament nor experience to deal with children.
I could sense this even when I was a little girl. I knew deep down that something wasn’t right with the Teachers I had, only I couldn’t explain what it was cause I was so young. For me it felt awful! The home work assignments were a complete joke. No substance to the assignments either in or out of the class room. There is just more to teaching something than explaining how its done than asking the class for answers. Don’t these vapid people understand this? Lack of insight is one reason I feel. Cause there are some students who have no way of understanding what the Teacher is even talking about! These students are too ashamed of saying so for fear of being shamed by the other students, the Teacher, or both. This was the case for me.
You see, I wasn’t a dumb kid, I was a traumatized one! Separated from my Mother by the all too corrupt court system that didn’t care for neither my Mother or myself, I was just one miserable little kid. I hated my Step Mom who would have been better suited being a jail guard then someone who is in charge of caring for children, and a Dad that had a Peter Pan complex. I wasn’t getting what I needed. Ooh that just really makes my blood boil over!
Parents need to be proactive in their children’s education. Or get someone who will. The child simply will not make it otherwise can you say dropout? Neglect is not an option here where education of our of children are concerned. For there is no such thing as a dumb child no matter what the struggle.
Patience, determination, more quality time spent on homework, talking with Teachers on a lesson plan are needed. If you hit a wall on these four things consider alternatives. Charter or magnet schools, homeschooling. There are always a wealth of options you just need to look for them. None of this was done for me sadly. And it has cost me despite having tried diligently all my life to make up for the lack of help I didn’t get. Remember the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” its not just a tired cliché it is very much true.
Believe me the amount of time invested in your child’s education will pay off ten fold.
No child is dumb. But children need loving guidance not abuse or threats to “learn or else” .
Unless you want the children of tomorrow to be a burden on the legal system ( which I managed to dodge)
A burden on your tax dollars
Then you’ll make sure to make time.
Remember intelligent children are made not born, if they’re struggling don’t give up cause there is still time to correct the problem. The key is to be diligent!