Hey Rat, tell us how you really
I totally agree. Generalizations; but true more often than not. I administer adult education/work programs, and you would not believe (or maybe you would) the number of adults carrying high school diplomas who read & write at a 3rd or 4th grade level. Then we wonder why they're on public assistance (welfare).
And no, it's not all the school's fault. There's plenty to go around: Parents, Media, School Bureaucracy, Students themselves, A Generally Lazy populace, declining work ethic, declining ethics in general, it goes on and on.
Don't Worry, Be Happy, there's always television!
Bardo, very eloquent. If all parents could have the same philosophy there might be more hope....