RE: “School out for youths”, (Mt Druitt-St Marys Standard, October 7).
The question is, how did the children get to a point where they stopped valuing their education?
It starts in communities with the parents at the preschools, etc.
It’s cyclical unfortunately. The children need a role model from their parents but the parents need to be supported from birth to value their learning as well.
If the parents don’t care about high school, and don’t/didn’t have tertiary goals then why would their kids? It’s a community’s responsibility to support its families. Unfortunately this comes down to government funding and welfare initiatives to drive it home. KATE SIMMONS,