Most kids these days, unarguably, if it isn’t on TMZ or INStyle Magazine, or OK Magazine, they won’t read it.They can’t spell. They spell in text. omg, ttyl, etc., They spend all their time playing online games and admiring each others Facebook lives. Its the truth simply put. The problem is much worse than you think. Not long ago, a high-school teacher in California handed out an assignment that required students to use a ruler — and discovered not a single one of them knew how. I read that in an online article about “Kids these days” . What does that say about our society? What does that say about us? We as parents are the ones ultimately responsible for encouraging our children’s thinking and engaging abilities aren’t we? or have we dropped the ball and relied on the school system again. One english teacher actually denounced any textbook reading and suggested watching the movie! Thats insane. People wonder why homeschooling has become more and more common these days, thats why. Its the parents lack of involvement in their childrens day to day lives because we too have put too much pressure on ourselves to make that effort to know that “johnny” is being educated and we are doing everything we can to assist he properly utilizes all the tools he is given to learn with. Yes, it may be easier to watch a YouTube video that will demonstrate in verbatim how to reprogram your Iphone to jailbot mode but if you were asked to demonstrate it on paper, these kids would be dumbfounded. We need to be more involved and help structure their theories of the now and impatient ways of learning versus actually learning.
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