The biggest problem with kids today are the parents that are raising them.
In the schools, you have heliocopter parents or absentee parents.
Cruising Parenting and Homeschooling have their pitfalls too. That is socialization with kids their own age. The parents are fulfilling THEIR agenda in some cases.
Those are the extremes.
I am grateful for the parochial education I received...I found I was much better prepared for college than most.
The Christian Brothers School
I went to, one English
teacher made us memorize this..........................I won't go into how he tested us.
My son, beware of “good enough,”
It isn’t made of sterling stuff;
It’s something any man can do,
It marks the many from the few,
It has no merit to the eye,
It’s something any man can buy,
Its name is but a sham and bluff,
For it is never “good enough.”
With “good enough” the shirkers stop
In every factory and shop;
With “good enough” the failures rest
And lose to men
who give their best;
With “good enough” the car breaks down
fall short of high renown.
My son, remember and be wise,
In “good enough” disaster lies.
With “good enough” have ships been wrecked,
The forward march of armies checked,
Great buildings burned and fortunes lost
Nor can the world compute the cost
In life and money
it has paid
Because at “good enough” men stayed.
Who stops at “good enough” shall find
Success has left him far behind.
There is no “good enough” that’s short
Of what you can do and you ought.
The flaw which may escape the eye
And temporarily get by,
Shall weaken underneath the strain
And wreck the ship or car or train,
For this is true of men and stuff—
Only the best is “good enough.”
If pore people took this to heart...we might not be in the shape we are in.
"Attention all hands...the ranting lamp has been extinguished"