Students are taught to "balance a checkbook [and] properly dress for a job interview." The problem is the student doesn't take this info seriously and integrate it into his worldview.
If a student leaves school not using the information he has been taught, that's his decision. There are too many students who decide that they don't need the info being taught.
Your remarks imply that teachers are failing in their duties; however, education is not something done to you so much as something you must choose to do for yourself.
Wise values make for wise choices. Parents who support their child's derogatory manners at school teach their child that school and the people who work there are not to be valued.
Otherwise they wouldn't be acting out at school. Further, they wouldn't be absent multiple times. How many absences do you think should be allowed in a 90-day semester? How many absences would your supervisor accept from you before repercussions including being fired? How much insubordination or acting out would your supervisor accept?
Now, if the parent or the parents don't work, it's all absences. What does a child learn from that?
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