Sorry if these offended; however, few people who aren't in education realize the mammoth job teachers have. Educators care or they wouldn't work for the salaries they do. Fortunately, educators are kind and caring people but few in the general public realize the enormous handicaps that students who grow up in homes where learning isn't valued have.
Now that teachers are more and more being held accountable, it's important for this side of things to not be forgotten. I have seen some amazing teachers do amazing things with little home preparation but it bears repeating that it takes a village to raise a child.