Entitlement

Our society is responsible for its childrens’ sense of entitlement. Students know that they are a priveledged class of citizen; all rights and limited or no responsibility. We legislate and hold teachers responsible for student learning but not the students themselves. President Roosevelt’s “Freedom from Want” taken out of context can mean “If I want a yacht, society is supposed to see to it that I have one.” In our effort to protect our children we are depriving them of the strength to stand up for themselves.

-originally posted as a comment on Sarah Pomranka’s Spiritual Wheaties