Right on, William Hill! (letter Oct. 7)
My children are now adults ages 20 and 30, and since kindergarten, their father and I always taught them this:
▪ You are going to school to get an education.
▪ Your teacher is there to teach you not babysit you.
▪ You give him or her the same respect that you give us and all other adults.
▪ If we get a call from your school that you are acting up or being disrespectful, there will be consequences for you!
Education is free and free to everyone. Rich, poor, disabled, black, white, Asian.. Education doesn’t see color. In all the years my children were in school, my daughter (who is disabled) is my only child who encountered two horrible and mean-spirited teachers. The rest were the best.
Teachers didn’t sign up for disrespectful students, and the respect starts at home.
I have seen young men getting out of their parents’ car with their pants sagging and shirts that are three sizes too big, young ladies with very low-cut tops and skirts too short.
It’s the parents who buy their clothes and allow their kids to use profanities on them and others, smoke pot, consume alcohol and stay out until all hours of the day or night.
Whatever children are allowed to do at home, they will carry not only to their schools but to their places of employment.
The race card is played too much and the responsibility-consequences card isn’t used enough.
Esperanza Ruiz-Morris, Fresno