10 comments on “Questions

  1. These last few weeks, particularly, I could cheerfully slap the ‘droves of indifference’ – those parents who deposit problem children in schools, unashamed and, apparently, unable or unwilling to nurture and guide. Even when I try to remember that there may be mitigating circumstances for some, I can’t help thinking that , in many cases, it’s utter laziness and a belief that someone else will sort their neglect. It makes a joke out of both parenting and teaching. I, unfortunately, don’t have the answers either, although the phrase ‘zero tolerance’ keeps popping into my head. Schools are being forced to bend over backwards to accommodate society’s problems; to become surrogate parents but with minimal power to tackle problems effectively.
    Adults disgust me, at times. If we can’t love our own children and do right by them we are lost as a species.
    Tonight, I could gladly retire. It’s been a helluva week for just what you describe above. I’ll join you in prayer but I definitely want to get a chance to slap the stupid out of some parents.
    Rant over. Sorry.x

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  2. Some very valid points/questions. I don’t believe there is any right answer. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors or the point at which a parent might feel pushed to give up and let someone else take care of ‘the problem’ when we don’t know what the problem is in the first place. I spent a considerable amount of time fighting with the education system and ended up home schooling. This was at a time when children in special schools were being given the opportunity to have access to mainstream education. In principle and on paper, a great idea, in practice, life changing and devastating for others. Despite being threatened with prison for failing to send my child to school, I persevered. I stopped answering the door to people who wanted to question what curriculum I was following. I was able to provide more for my son in terms of his welfare and safety than they had attempted to do at a local school. They were the best years of our lives, it has to be said. I didn’t follow a curriculum but every part of life became the classroom. I won the case. People listened. Staff were sacked because of the neglect served upon my child and he was offered a place back at the special school. Those wounds never did heal.

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