The children who are doing well during the pandemic either are driven, self-motivated, and/or have strong parental support. Granted, many parents are struggling as single parents. Some parents’ priorities are simply not about the children. Others cannot see beyond their personal or family’s interests and do not accept the responsibility of living in a community.
Today the school, as opposed to the family, is the children’s primary community. Parents look to school events and activities to fill their children’s day and meet their needs. Children look to loving teachers and administrators, social media and friends for affirmation. Unfortunately, the school has gotten to the point that it cannot be all things to students and parents, and it will evolve into a quasi-orphanage.