Dr. Garry Bredefeld (op-ed Jan. 7) was right on in his article, “Lay responsibility for kid’s behavior at parents’ feet.” I hope many took the time to read it. The article was thought provoking. Disruptive students should not be given a venue to act out without consequences. They have no right to take the precious attention of the teacher off topic and away from other students.
It takes all three – parents, schools and students – to educate our children. If any of these do not participate the odds of a child receiving an optimum education decline. And how about the other students, those who want to learn, graduate and go on to college? As a high school teacher, it was very difficult watching good students suffer while teachers dealt with behavior problems in the classroom.
I have six grandchildren, and my awareness of conditions in our schools has me concerned about their education. Schools, parents and students need to be on the same page. Poor behavior in our schools by staff, parents or students must not be tolerated and must have consistent consequences. It is always easier to let the reins out.
Marty Zinn, Fresno