Julia writes –
Schools and colleges are setting themselves up as family units.
The phrase used is “academic mother and father system”.
What is a “mother and father system”?
This is described as the college system at Oxford Uni, and the House system in schools. It gives the kids a sense of family and belonging.
The school or college starts to takeover the role. Everything the family does, they do better, or even replace. At the moment, most of the actual family role is a dinner, bed and breakfast premises for the students, and funding for the school uniform and equipment and trips and food.
And somewhere to be when too sick for school.
Every good parent’s main job is to support their child through school, and prepare their child for school .
Before long, the “care” system will extend to ALL children, as the real families and communities get increasingly replaced by state versions. Not only that, we will actually be persuaded to think this is good for our kids and want to pay for it.