Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible. I have compiled a list of 14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools and it is my hope that this will inspire lively discussions about the future of education.
Parents should be held responsible for the actions of their teenage children. Within these definitions, it is proposed that parents should be responsible for the actions of their teenage children for the following reasons: Teenagers are not fully capable of making rational decisions, 2.
Teenagers who are held to the standards of adults are trapped by adult systems of punishment and can be locked into anti-social and criminal behaviors.
Firstly, teenagers are not fully capable of making rational decisions  and need limits, which should be enforced by their parents.
Studies of the human brain have shown that teenagers do not think in the same way adults do. Teenagers have more amygdala rather than frontal lobe activity. This means that teenagers are less able to process information and are more likely to use emotional responses to problems.
Parental rulemaking and rule enforcing is key to giving teenagers the tools to make good decisions . When a choice violates a rule, the decision is much clearer for the teen and the consequences are understood. This allows teenagers to avoid pitfalls in making decisions which otherwise would be influenced by peer-pressure or cultural signals.
This is especially clear in the area of child labor laws.
A society, which expects teenage children to have adult responsibilities, has lead to unsafe working conditions, exploitation, sweatshops and child labor abuses . Under this convention, which has been ratified by all United Nations countries except for the United States and Somalia, the ultimate responsibility for the actions of the child rest with the parent.
Finally, teenagers who are held to the standards of adults are trapped by adult systems of punishment and are locked into anti-social and criminal behaviors. For example in the state of Wisconsin in the United States, there is a high recidivism rate for teens incarcerated in adult prisons .
In fact the rate is nearly double the recidivism rate of adults in adult prisons as well as double the rate of teens in juvenile prisons.
In the most extreme form of holding teenagers to adult standards, teenagers may be subject to the death penalty. This practice, which is highly controversial, has been practiced only in eight countries since United States, Congo, Iran, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China and Yemen and the last three have since abolished this practice .
By giving ultimate responsibility for litigation, representation and reparation to parents, we avoid labeling and tracking teenagers into adult criminal behavior or giving up completely on rehabilitating these teens back as productive members of society.
Clearly, teenagers need some form of insulation from adult situations and responsibility.
Teenagers are not as capable as full adults at making good decisions, avoiding exploitive systems and recovering from adult punishments. Responsible parents raise responsible children, not by giving up their own responsibility, but by instead creating clear, protective and age-appropriate avenues for teenagers to gain life skills, knowledge and experiences.
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