I am a bit offended by your comment. I worked in a school for 14 years that one might refer to as the "ghetto". I still held high expectations for my students, which many of them were more than willing to meet. We had procedures for everything. My students thrived on the consistency and structure. In many cases we are the only consistency and structure they have in their lives. Yes, I would have loved more parental involvement and support from home. But regardless, the students still deserved what students from other environments deserved. It is our job as educators to do our best to provide that for them. Perhaps you are in the wrong district or possibly even the wrong profession.
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