In a recent meeting, our school district's principals indicated that there has been an increase in managing difficult behaviors. Among many other strategies, the district has 16 Behavior Intervention Specialists, hosted a Behavior Solutions Conference in which 1000 teachers attended, and is running parent workshops in individual schools.
So, in all the conversation about bad teachers, low test scores and ineffective teaching, will the issue of inadequate parenting also be addressed? Because I know I spend a heck of a lot of time managing difficult behaviors. A lot of time. Some of these behaviors are not the result of parenting, but many many are.