Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 | 2 a.m.
Let’s stop the teacher bashing. I’m tired of vouchers and merit pay. What other sector is merit pay discussed? Union construction workers, Culinary people ad infinitum.
If a child comes from a single-parent home and his or her parent is struggling to make ends meet, what is the incentive to even go to school when the child’s classmates come up to him or her and say, “We’re cutting today; are you in?” Whose job is it to monitor these kids? Not the teacher’s. If a kid doesn’t want to learn, he won’t. So stop throwing the ball in the teachers’ court all the time and check up on the home situation.