PAR­ENTS HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - OPINION -

It is use­less chang­ing any­thing un­til the poor be­hav­iour of stu­dents is dealt with.

Re­cent stud­ies have shown that up to 40 per cent of high school stu­dents dis­play poor be­hav­iour in the class­room, do no home­work or re­vi­sion when set by the teacher, and have no pres­sure at home to com­ply. Most stu­dents have no fo­cus or wish to even be in a class­room.

On the other hand, there is a stark dif­fer­ence in stu­dents with over­seas back­grounds who can­not be­lieve the won­der­ful op­por­tu­ni­ties that our free and safe ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem of­fers.

Many of our den­tists and doc­tors are from Asianspeak­ing back­grounds. So don’t blame the cur­ricu­lum and the teach­ers for our country’s po­si­tion. Blame the poor par­ent­ing, the hours spent on phones and games and the lack of any con­se­quences for not do­ing the right thing.

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