Valu­ing ed­u­ca­tion

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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,

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