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Obama: Don’t Blame the Schools for Poor Parenting

By Michele McNeil — April 11, 2008 1 min read

Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama, who has sent a strong message to families before about the importance of being a good parent, is continuing to expand that message.

According to this Associated Press story, Obama tells crowds that parents must set a curfew, make sure their children do their homework, meet with their kids’ teachers, and set a good example.

This must be music to teachers’ ears. He said:

And the last thing is, if your child is misbehaving at school don't curse out the teacher. You know who you are. It's not the teacher's fault that your child is misbehaving. That's some home training. You know what I say is true, though. Don't blame the teachers, and the government and the schools if you're not doing your job.