Friday letters: Teachers can’t fix parental failures

September 6, 2013 

In his Aug. 14 letter (“Will tragedy bring change?”), William Pebley has the audacity to insinuate that young black men’s unemployment woes are the result of unqualified teachers and a failed educational system. The best schools in the world are no match for students with bad attitudes acquired from poor parental role models.

To prove my point, I invite Mr. Pebley to substitute teach in any middle or high school across our state and draw his own conclusions.

Doug Lawhead

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