Here's what your neighbors are talking about.
In your March 11 paper, there is an article about the Flagler County School Board entering into an agreement with four mental health providers. I looked up the meaning of education:
1) the process of training and developing, the knowledge, mind, character, etc., especially by formal schooling, training.
2) knowledge, ability, etc., thus developed.
3) A stage of this (a high school education).
4) Systematic study of the methods of teaching and learning.
Then I looked up teaching: to show or help to learn how to do something, give instructions, to give lessons, to provide with knowledge. This information came from Websters New World Dictionary; second college edition.
No where could I find a correlation between education, teaching and mental health. The mental health of a child falls under the responsibility of the parent or guardian and is not in the duties of a teacher. If the education system would stick to the three R's and drop subjects better left to the parent — subjects such as non-existent man-made global warming, sexual orientation, white privilege, love of country, socialism, religion and unions — maybe we can have more than 68.2% of the graduating class proficient in reading.
Douglas R. Glover