Often times, parents view educators in contempt. In addition, parents have little or no respect for the educator that is charged with the care of his or her child. I believe that these pervasive attitudes exist due to the fact that many adults had a poor educational experience. Unfortunately, sixteen percent of Americans have not graduated from high school. There is a crisis in America concerning the dropout rate for teenagers. However, if an adult has a negative or poor attitude toward education, then his or her children are most likely going to have a poor educational experience as well. Adults become concerned with survival and putting food on the table,
which then supersedes a parent involving himself or herself in the educational experience of his or her child. As adults, we become enveloped in our daily lives and responsibilities. I understand that completely; still it is not an excuse to excuse a parent from becoming personally involved in the educational process of his or her child. A parent should want his or her child to be better than they are. A parent should want to give his or her child an opportunity to go forward with life in ways that they could not.