We give the kids with the greatest challenges the crummiest education and then say ‘poverty is destiny.’
We sit them in front of the television set because we’re too lazy to parent correctly, and then say that screens (computers, televisions, and cellphones) are ruining the world. And we sit at home watching basketball and football stars, praising them – and we say that too many kids these days want to be athletes and not intellectuals.
The kids are kids, they have enough problems of their owns (with the whole puberty thing and the likes), we shouldn’t add to them.
Joel Irwin Klein