During this month, readers of the Philadelphia Inquirer were exposed to a seven-part series dealing with the problems in the school district. While it was a great piece, I would like to talk about what the series should have placed more emphasis upon. The parents! Where do those bad students live, and who is at home once they get there? Every student comes to the school from a home, and students are the products of homes. It is not the responsibility of the school to change bad students. Those students should be properly trained before they set foot in a school.
Since that isn’t the case, we now know many homes are wastelands. Not all households can be saved, but I believe that some can be. First, parents must realize that they need to do a better job at parenting. Next they must take control over their sons and daughters and if that child doesn’t want to do right, the child needs to find another place to live. Next, there needs to be teaching of God’s word in the home. When children learn the values taught in the scriptures, they will carry those virtues into the school and that will do away with the problems (Proverbs 22:6, 4:1-27; Ephesians 6:14; Prov. 2:1-22, 20:11; Ecclesiastes 12:1; 2 Timothy 2:22; Titus 2:6-12; 1 Timothy 5:1-4).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.