I agree this is important, yet disagree appropriate domicile for achievement lies within a formal school system.

Parents, older relatives, introduction of children to a philosophy of life — an activity which lies mostly in realm of spirituality, outpouring of love to children from their parents — outpouring evident in actions and attitudes are more appropriate domicile for achievement of this objective of life.

To burden teachers not only with teaching of content, but also with management of student psyches cannot produce desired outcomes, and is more likely to worsen the situation. When the grader also is the comforter and adviser to the student there is endogeneity which compromises both the teacher and the student. This is why parents meet with teachers in Elementary School to discuss their ward’s performance. Responsibility for comfort, advice, and pursuit of appropriate response is responsibility of parents not teachers. In this regard, teachers serve merely as advisers to parents. Note teachers serve as advisers to parents, not advisers to students. Preparation of psyche must be pursued outside of the formal classroom. And if we leave preparation of psyche until admission to college, all already is lost. Preparation of psyche is best achieved within context of pre-college years.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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