We cannot rely upon an institution to raise children

At the Tuesday February 28 Board of Supervisors meeting, Lori Hayes made a great speech on the important role parent’s make in their child’s education. Hayes stated that “We can not rely upon an institution to raise children”. Here is the video clip.

Supervisor Frazier immediately countered Hayes speech by saying “it’s not that the parents do not want to be involved, it’s just that they have to decide if they keep the lights on or they have to volunteer their time, everyone does not have that privilege”. Our rebuttal to Frazier is that she is creating a false binary. Parents are the best individuals to make decisions about spending time with their child. If a parent is unable to make time for their child, then stop being a bad parent and make better life choices. Government dependency is the worst thing you can do for your child.

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