It’s parents’ job to teach children how to behave

In a Feb. 4 editorial concerning the trashing of a Parkside Avenue home, The News writes: “the trashing shows the schools have work to do to instill better behavior in their students.”

Perhaps a new curriculum on behavior could be developed for the Common Core. New York could then add that to the litany of tests it administers in order to better track behavioral progress.

Sadly, the editorial missed the boat. It is, without question, the responsibility of the parents, not the schools, to teach and instill behavior and “better behavior” in their children.

This has nothing to do with “elite high schools.” It has everything to do with behavior that is supposed to be taught in the home. The schools – really? Who knew?

Althea Hendricks