Comments: Culture of Whine (a rant)

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couldn't have said it any better HUbe. Well stated. Culture of whine/complaint/self esteem/non work ethic...and its from the ner do'well (sp) parents that they get it from...you know, the same ones that are two busy to get kids on the right track by teaching them about hard work and consequences...its just get me what I want or I am not happy...here is your game and cell phone and who cares what they are doing as long as its not bothering me....Hate the 'honors' kids that don't deserve to be there...and right on, I feel so sorry for those true honors/academics who have to put up with the bs of these whiners!

Posted by cardinals fan at November 19, 2008 08:16 PM

Those who work hard will always out perform those who are smart but lazy.

Posted by Duffy at November 20, 2008 11:03 AM

Great post, Hube (and thanks for link to Shirley's). From schools these kids go on to jobs where, if accepted for a position, they think all they have to do is show up...maybe on time, maybe not; if they have nothing better to do; don't have a clue how to work and expect their employer to be babysitter (or teach them what they should already have learned with regards to manners, respect, work ethic and team-work. But hey, first question they ask on being hired is "When's pay-day?"...the one 'work'-day they never miss. Being an employer is bad enough...I wouldn't have your job, Hube, on a bet these days but kudos to you for persisting in your vocation.

Posted by Nancy Cleveland at November 20, 2008 12:12 PM

Thanks for the kudos, Nance. Great commentary yourself, here, too!

Posted by Hube at November 20, 2008 12:20 PM

I sincerely hope that you are free to grade these immature youngsters appropriately. I don't know how far standards have fallen.

In my time as a high school math educator (1985-1992), I had the pleasure of teaching three honors math courses. I remember there were only one or two students who were not capable of success in those classes. For the most part, however, those students were quite dedicated, in that day, to their education.

If a parent were to complain bitterly to one of the Vice-Principals of my school at that time because the son or daughter received a 'D' (or worse), well, the only thing that would have happened is that the Vice-Principal would have commiserated with the parent, and promised to look into it. Then, after sitting down with me, we two would have ended by smiling at each other and saying, "Well, the attitude of THAT parent certainly explains things."

Posted by Mike Devx at November 28, 2008 05:09 PM