SOMEBODY should be doing SOMETHING about children NOT GOING TO SCHOOL--NOT DOING HOMEWORK---Obviously truancy laws are not excercized--and obviously some parents are NOT helping their children. It's not up to the schools to teach EVERYTHING ie manners, respect, nutrition,proper dress etc etc. PARENTS: GET A GRIP!!
C'mon, Aren't we going a little crazy with all this grading and polling? What was Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc. grades when they were in school? You don't know any "straight A dummies", who now are incompetent workers, or who always have made bad choices in their personal lives? Put a big one-way mirror on the wall of every classroom.