Published: Wednesday, June 12 2013 11:05 p.m. MDT
The home page headline and photo caption says "Father's are becoming
more involved." Father's? Really?
Hey, I was going to say that! Otherwise a good article.This apostrophe
mistake happens all the time on facebook and blogs, but it really isn't
that hard to figure out.
A nice ideal, fathers in the schools. We certainly all agree it would be so
nice. What works against this ideal? Too much time required of
fathers otherwise--long work hours and weeks, ever-shrinking vacation time,
church work, yard work, etc. Complicating it is that there are working mothers
in two-income families, which requires the same time required otherwise of moms
as well. It's really a wonder, these days, that kids have
quality time with their parents at all, let alone having parents involved in the
schools! Staying in the Middle class in America is preempting an awful lot of
what could be good outcomes, you must agree. Perhaps you'll even go so far
as to envy countries where work hours are regularly 40 hours or fewer, mothers
(or fathers, but not both) home to raise the kids, generous paid vacations and
leaves (for maternity, even paternity). Time to question the
American "way" of life? Discussion and debate time?
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