"Communities need to take back their schools and demand that instruction should be about real world skills that kids will need in order to be successful in their life pursuits."
TsiWRX, you have turned into a modern-day version of B.F. Skinner! Much of our behavior, is governed by operant conditioning which simply means that behavior that's followed by pleasant consequences is likely to be repeated, and behavior followed by unpleasant consequences is less likely to be repeated. So basically there are 2 types of consequences for behaving: reinforcement and punishment. When my wife was living and I brought a new gun into the house punishment would follow to the point I learned to sneak new guns into the house. Brainwashing is what the enemy does. When our gov't uses this approach it's called good indoctrination. Communities need to take back their schools and demand that instruction should be about real world skills that kids will need in order to be successful in their life pursuits.
Agreed - Have noticed the ill effects of or of the "takeover"
of schools and other sad effects too. Poor education may lead to more of the same or worse?
So, why are we in this calamity and why is it so important? Is it a bit of the Ying and Yang effect? - Everything evolves and revolves around itself. - Basically, what goes around, comes around and we reap what's sown? We can't be in two places at once and there are only 24 hours in a day may come to mind too?
What lead to what? What lead to the effects of "Latchkey" kids and our poor educational systems? Some of it may be unseen, unintended effects of the women's rights movement of moms getting out into the workplace more often and someone not being at home tending to our kids and other needs, thereby letting some schools run almost rampant in their ideology? As far as I'm concerned people are people, good or not, we're people 1st. Anything else is secondary, including gender.
This is just personal theory and observation other than effects seen and felt.
Used to be, moms stayed home and tended to kids and other very important home family matters there such as PTA and other school concerns. In that scenario as well, dads were generally too worn out after a long work day to attend PTA and tend to other family needs usually until weekends, so that generally left the moms to fend for kids and other family needs at home five days a week. They both worked hard for the kids and family, each doing their parts to help the family grow. That was the very important norm in many places. Families together bind society together. It was a balance.
Have seen the above roles reversed too where dad's stayed home and mom worked. If whatever plan fits into the family plans to make it work out well, great, if it works. Do what needs to be done for the whole family is all. After moms started working more often, after the women's movement, the economy also steadily shifted to almost doubling prices of many things about then. Many prices went to what the market could or would bear.... or so it seemed?
Too much fell apart when women's movement came about from what have seen. Both parents typically worked outside of the home with both parents working full time hours with no one at home to tend the nest or the kids needs during normal working hours. Kids needs and other things dwindled and suffered, it shredded and tore many families apart because of stress. Business and society also suffered as well because of it ....and because of poorly educated kids in the workplace later on. Just compensation isn't just about money afterall or is it something else? Can we can see, feel and hear the effects in society now? I unfortunately do, most everyday. Does anyone or everyone else?
Families actually needing dual incomes to financially function in an economy where both moms and pops needed to work didn't help families, kids, school, guidance, business or society as a whole to get by either. Kids sadly balanced education, lack of family time, guidance and many other things suffered as a whole. Am thinking more income didn't actually help society and neither did the lack of parental attentiveness or social injustices. Anymore than increasing minimum wage does, because it in turn increases prices of everything else. Sadly, families and societies are reaping what's generally sown now by who, because of what? My only thoughts are of poor choices and decisions based on getting by or succeeding with what good or bad choices were available at the time.
Basically, after economy shifted to higher in many instances double pricing, many families usually needing dual family incomes to survive because of increased costs didn't actually help anyone in society at all. Families, business, communities, education and society all suffered when both parents worked and left many things at home needing attention and in disrepair. So, what actually helped and hurt who?
A side note: Back in those days when most mom's took care of the kids and family's home more often, many people could usually tell the difference between single parent families and dual parent families at a glance by children's behavior. Not always as good or bad behavior, but some kids could usually do better is usually all.
In many instances, the sometimes negative single parent family effects are now in too many dual parental families. Why is that or why should it be so important? - Many school behaviors are also generally reinforced at home. Sometimes, idealistically reinforced by both parents, kids then get twice the attention? And, sometimes by single parents, kids may receive not as much attention, but some actually may? If both parents are normally working outside of the home, how much attention and reinforcement do our kids or much else receive? - Those effects then may be felt later on as in our current times?
From what I have personally experienced, positive or negative whatever deeds from wherever else, it effect families, business and society. What's taught in our schools or elsewhere, good or not, and is also reinforced or not at home makes a huge difference in everything in our society and everything else surrounding all of us. Good balanced education matters.