The new superhero: School Dad

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  • RWSmith6 Providence, UT
    June 13, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    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?

  • Sophie 62 spring city, UT
    June 13, 2013 9:46 a.m.

    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.

  • Anonyme Orem, UT
    June 13, 2013 1:12 a.m.

    The home page headline and photo caption says "Father's are becoming more involved." Father's? Really?