INCOMPETENT TEACHERS OR INCOMPETENT PARENTS. Who gets to make that judgment? Children? Who are not learning to read? We do not pay teacher to raise our kids. If a child is not reading by 5th grade, where is the parent? When one child is not learning and another is learning in the same class we need to look beyond the teacher. We need to take a look at that childs parents and hold them equally responsible. Put then on probation and fined as we punish teachers by putting them on probation and fired. If we continue to treat our teacher like this, who will want to become a teacher when they can be fired at anytime? Maybe if we treated parent the same, they would think twice about having children. Just kidding. When teachers were only required to have an 8th grade education to teach, children learned. If a child is out gang banging, etc after school, he is not learning. And where is the parents? Same goes for children of illegal aliens that cannot speak English when they start school. Hold that parent, who wants to work and live in an English speaking country, responsible. Instead of holding the illegal alien parent responsible we hold the teachers and tax payers responsible and punish them. When are we going to hold parents responsible for their children instead of government? Ability to speak English should be another requirement along with vaccinations when starting school. This would save our country billions. Case on point; Mariposa School of Language and Learning. Why do we need a special school to teach language while learning at this age? What other language is taught beside Spanish and English? The only reason this school exist is because there are 20 million illegal aliens in this country and it tells us a lot about who is in this country illegally. I would not think of moving to a foreign country without speaking the language and teaching it to my children. Instead of putting the burden on the government of that country, It is also a safety issues. Those parents are incompetent and should pay a penalty. Because that child cannot speak English we are punishing teachers by requiring them to go back to school, at their expense, and become bi-lingual to speak those non-English speaking children English. Are those teachers being financially compensated for being bi-lingual? We teach them English and they go home and speak Spanish to their parents and siblings. Then their siblings start school and cannot speak English. Parents use to be responsible for their children and held their children accountable if they did not learn. What changed? Our teachers are not incompetent. Our government and parents are incompetent.