IMO kids have been "lazy and stupid" for as long as there's been kids. And parents have been failing to "raise them properly" for just as long. There's nothing new or wrong about "these days", it's just the generation gap. The distractions change, the problems remain, the world keeps on turning somehow.
Yes, I agree to a point. I know my parents always said, "The youth of today is deteriorating!", just like many of us are saying now.
But I think my main issue is that, really analyzing the kids today...it IS
! Like many stated above, go to any restaurant. EVERYONE has their cell phones out! Some of these restaurants now have little "Pay-at-the-Table" computers that also have pay-for-play video games while you eat. And there's their kids playing away. No conversations, no expected behaviors, no manners.
Not only that, as teachers we are constantly blamed for everything
. I know there are some bad teachers, I get it. But 99% of teachers are actually pretty good. (You only hear about the bad ones and those stories get amplified, obviously.)
There's a movement that's starting to take hold right now regarding why there's so few teachers. Teachers are leaving the profession, or not wanting to get into it at all. All the media and politicians claim it's the lack of pay. Every article you'll read mentions the low salary. TRUTH BE TOLD...that's not it at all!!!
is teachers are so fed up with the behavior of students
- we're being physically threatened, we have elementary school kids screaming swear words at us, the MAJORITY of our students do NOTHING!!! Teachers spend most of the day trying to get the classroom quiet, seriously!
Many have blasted me telling me I don't know how to run a classroom. I challenge them to come on in!
It got so bad last year that I had 2 parents come in and sit IN THE CLASSROOM while I taught. They were, literally, sitting right there among the students and when class was over they were appalled!!!
Kids will behave according to how they're raised. But again, all I ever hear is that, "It's not MY kid!". YES, IT IS!!!
Ask your child's school if you can come in and observe their classroom to see how kids behave. I guarantee, the things you'll hear just walking down the hallway during transition will have you aghast! 6th graders telling the girls to suck their..., boys rubbing up on girls and making out right in front of teachers, etc...