I loved this part of the president’s address the most:

“And so the question is whether all of us –- as citizens, and as parents –- are willing to do what’s necessary to give every child a chance to succeed. That responsibility begins not in our classrooms, but in our homes and communities. It’s family that first instills the love of learning in a child. Only parents can make sure the TV is turned off and homework gets done.”

Notice he says it’s FIRST and FOREMOST the PARENT’S responsibility to encourage and monitor a child’s hand in their education! I wish more people could understand that as teachers, we can only do so much!


What did you think?