To The Editor:
An editorial in this week’s Daily News, “An open-and-shut case” continues to miss the target.
It is an unfortunate truth that it is not the schools that are not living up to their responsibilities, but it is the fault of the “students” and ultimately their parents, and our popular culture that overly emphasizes celebrity and entertainment.
With the tremendous advancement of technological toys and gadgets we and our children are too easily seduced. We are distracted away from studiousness and dedication to learning. We hear “it’s boring”! We hear “its too hard” Obviously tinkering with a smart phone or seriously playing with a video game, or watching TV is much more pleasurable then “buckling down with the books,” as we used to say. (I placed “students” in parentheses because too many of them today are called students only because they attend school.
If we do not properly identify a problem, we cannot find the answer! Will we continue to be like the dog that continues to chase its tail in the hope of catching it!?!?