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Schools Can Be The Halcyon In The Storm
Children from turbulent homes should be able to find calm in the classroom.
Schools cannot repair broken homes or cure addicted parents but they can help students realize a different path.
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A concerned mother recently shared with a parent group that her middle school child estimates that fights at his school are underreported by a ratio of five to one. Another parent said her middle school children complain that the classroom is so loud and unruly that they can’t focus or learn and her high schooler reported regular fights. Both mentioned teachers quitting midyear due to the working conditions.
A child who comes from a home situation that is strife with yelling, fighting, and violence is not going to feel safe in this environment. He will not appreciate the leniency offered to the disruptive students. He will wonder why the adults who are supposed to be in charge of controlling the order in the classroom, keeping him safe, and helping him learn are shirking their responsibilities.