DISD's Ranger on Graduation Rates and "The Disintegration of The Family Structure"
|DISD trustee Carla Ranger|
Teachers can teach until they are all blue in the face, but this alone will not overcome the wholesale disintegration of the family structure and the absence of stable family life.
The dropout rate and all educational outcomes are greatly impacted by such realities.
Sure, blame the schools -- blame the teachers.
Label schools as failures based on narrowly focused tests and dropout rates that are caused by a lack of parental responsibility.
Even when students do manage to pass tests - still label the schools as failures anyhow because of a dropout rate caused by far broader social problems that schools cannot solve alone.
This is wrongheaded reality.
What such reality accomplishes is the destruction of public education and the creation of data driven educational myths.