I have a 40 year career worth of stories, and appreciate this site. “Blaming the Kids” wrongly protects the schools from appropriate blame. Of course, we shouldn’t blame the kids. Whose responsiblity is it that we are failing them? For a couple of decades I have heard it’s the parents. Our schools still suffer from a 19th Century notion of what school should be and that is repressive, and that laces so many (not all) schools and that is what is the root cause of the problem. For more stories go to www.geniusinchildren.org. ”Blaming the Kids” is a cover for not taking responsibility.