I was tutoring this little girl earlier today and it just really hurt my soul as I was tutoring her. She couldn't add using her fingers and she was in the 2nd grade. She had problems reading words that she is supposed to know. She was getting frustrated because she felt the work was too above her level. The look of defeat was in her eye. The frustration had set in terribly.
It's sad how children are getting the sense of defeat at such an early age...Help our children out. it does not matter if they are yours or not. We all need to unite as one to get the task done. No getting around it....Do SOMETHING!!