As an educator concerned about the welfare of this generation of learners, I feel compelled to address a major issue in public education: student behavior. While intense efforts are focused on improving student achievement, a serious deterrent to better academic performance is the decline in acceptable school conduct. Implementing multiple programs to raise test scores is being negatively impacted by disruptive students lacking appropriate self-control. Schools struggling to
Today’s educator must be prepared to address a diverse student population defined by alternative family constellations, challenging social-cultural variables, and conflicts associated with academic achievement. Analyzing data on family structure indicates a significant movement toward delayed marriages, a decline in two-parent homes, a huge increase in unmarried women parenting, and a substantial rise in single-parent households (US Census, 2009). National figures indicate on
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