bigh0rt wrote: speedy27 wrote:
SHOCKandAWE wrote:I still say the two biggest problems with kids doing bad in school these day are"
#2 Video Games
School is like work. It is called work for a reason. If you do not try and do well you will not do well.
Most of the time when kids do poor in school it is because they suck at being students.
agreed...but i'd put Lack of proper Discipline towards students is another reason they act as they do. If we could just bring back the 'ol board and bust some butt, most will straighten up!!
That again begins with the parents. 20 years ago you didn't hear parents saying things like, "I just can't control him!" referring to their children. How are teachers supposed to instill discipline, when its a completely foreign concept to the child? That's what gives it its power to begin with.
Totally agree. We got "pops" (that's what they were called back then) in school, and my parents were in total support of it.
I disagree that videogames, movies, music, television, or anything like that is what's causing kids to be dumber nowadays. It all boils down to parents not being parents anymore in my eyes. My son knows he answers to me for problems and/or bad grades in school, or any behavior problems whatsoever. He's 8 years old, loves his PS2 and Game Boy Advance SP, watches anything he wants to on television (cable - so there are plenty of options), likes Eminem's music (among others), watches WWE wrestling and other violent programming, yet he knows what's real and important and what isn't. He also loves to play outside. Given the choice of playing in his room or playing outside, he'll take outside every single time. Just took 3rd place in the entire 3rd grade of his school (over 300 students) for his science fair project, and they are shipping it to regionals. He's not Little Mr. Perfect by any means, he gets his A's and B's with an occasional C here and there, along with a behavior problem here and there (mostly talking too much - wonder where he got that from....?), and I'm by far and away not the perfect father, but it really doesn't take all that much to teach a kid right from wrong and how the world works if you start when they are born. If parents would do their jobs as parents instead of making excuses and blaming everything and everyone except themselves, everything would be so much easier in the world.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....