Sunday, November 9, 2014

Report Card On Lehigh Valley Schools

Lehigh Valley posted the results of Pennsylvania's rankings of Lehigh Valley Schools

Rather then post anything too negative let me just say this. Generally speaking suburban schools are doing a great deal better then urban districts. Out of the three major cities of Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton I'm not surprised by the rankings.

I find it a bit difficult to fault teachers or these districts. It's not because suburban schools are better. It's not just because they have more money either. Instead it should be obvious that parents who drove themselves to be able to afford a better life will drive their kids harder then those who did not.

People may not like that statement, but sometimes we have to be honest with ourselves. The fault doesn't lie with teachers and school districts. If parents want a better life for their kids, it's starts with driving themselves.

We all can blame the schools and teachers as the day is long but it boils down to taking personal responsibility for their success or failure. If parents lack this, so will their kids. It's just that simple.

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