Student "E" in kindergarten is the lowest academically I've had in 35 years. His behavior is atrocious. He goes out of his way to punch someone in the stomach for no reason. A secretary who speaks his home language called and asked the mom if there was a consequence she could provide at home, since we have exhausted our discipline options here at school. Mom says, "Oh, no, I don't discipline my child. He has issues!" I'm thinking, "Well, why do you think he has issues!" And that attitude is rampant in our school population. The parents won't read to their children--in any language. They won't provide any behavior consequences. They tell us, "That's why we send them to school--for the teachers to do that." Are you kidding me! Please tell me this isn't a trend in multiple places! I don't know how much more I can take!