Letters to the Editor

Parents should raise the kids

Does anyone take responsibility for their actions anymore? Who is truly accountable and, yes, responsible for raising children?

Parents, grandparents and legal guardians are expecting far too much help from society, public schools and their community. Do they pack their children a nutritious lunch? Are they checking to be sure their kids eat breakfast before they send them out the door? Instead they choose to fight and complain about what the government gives the schools and what they can afford to buy to serve their children.

Teachers are forced to teach students respect and must discipline them while the rest of the class loses their lesson time. The state requires students to have two hours of physical activity each week. My child therefore loses 40 minutes of lesson time once again. Why does society continue to take on parental responsibilities?

Who is responsible for raising a child? I do not believe it is society, the community or the public schools. They are there to help parents, not take their place. By the way, I am a working mother with a child in elementary school and a child who will begin high school next year.

C. Herrick

Oak Harbor

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