This country spends more on education than any other country, yet our students are increasingly falling behind compared to others. Maybe, just maybe, the reason for this is that schools and educators here have taken on tasks that should be done in the homes of the students -- free breakfast, lunch and discipline, to name a few. Lack of personal responsibility is the problem with this country.
I'm tired of hearing about how disadvantaged youths don't have the same opportunity to get a good education as others. You can't educate them if they don't show up. Ever hear of the old saying that "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink"?