wrveres wrote:Simple. Once you admit that most crime is a by product of poverty, which is a by product of a poor education, and that kids today are entitled by educators whose number one concern is themselves, given ribbons for 10th place, and told how wonderful they are, when they aren't. They turn to what works. Crime. Kids have no choice but to find ways to cheat their way through life. Be it smaller crimes like shoplifting, (entitled to it) or harder crimes like robbery or assault, on up.
i had something kinda funny written, but then I was trumped by this statement.
Holy Sh*t, Willy. you're gonna put teachers the that are giving an honest effort on the ledge.
wr wrote:Once you admit that most crime is a by product of poverty, which is a by product of a poor education
this, i'm sorry, is nonsense. kids have an opportunity to succeed in school. many of them do every year (even in the very poor schools). generally, the fact that they CHOOSE not to take advantage of the educational opportunities they are given is derivative of the fact that their family and the most influential people in their lives don't give a sh*t about education.
it's funny how educated people preach the value of education while the uneducated people of the world preach that "that schoolin' ain't gon getchu nothin' "
it's very hard for a teacher to teach a child the value of doing his/her homework and learning the material when their crack dealing older brother and their crack using mother have been influencing them differently their whole lives.
sorry for the generalizations. examples used to illustrate a point.