There seems to be a difference between responsibility and blame here. Teachers certainly bear some responsibility for a teenager's education, but is it fair to blame teachers if their students ignore what they are taught? Is it fair to blame teachers if said education is not robust enough? I tend to think not.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Teens Knocking Botas
Yesterday, El Universal reported on a sharp jump in rates of teen pregnancy in Mexico: in seven years, a 10 percent rise. Most politicians are reacting by blaming the parents, which is understandable, although not directly helpful. Panista Ernesto Saro continued along those lines, assigning blame to teachers as well. That is even less understandable and even less helpful.