Regardless of whether you are liberal or conservative, it seems as if children these days have this sense of entitlement, as if everything is to be handed to them without feeling as if the word "work" is involved in any way in acquiring the things one values. As an educator, this attitude carries over into the classroom. From the smartest of kids, down to the dumbest, no one feels the need to work in a classroom. Why has this sense of entitlement perpetrated? Parents don't take a stand. Why do they not take a stand? They are too consumed with their own lives to do the job of a parent: raise a child. I know there are parents who take the stand, try to teach their children values and work ethic, but it is hard when your child is surrounded by other children who run all over their parents. The lack of parental fortitude is killing, not only our country, but our schools. The Charter School movement and other "reformers" will go on and on about getting better teachers, but none of that matters when a child comes into a classroom without having the desire or capacity to work in order to acquire the knowledge necessary to pass basic skills tests. I applaud this parent and wish there were more like him willing to take a stand in a manner that fits their personality. Me, I don't own a gun, but I like burning things and blowing things up. I probably would have strapped it to a rocket and launched it into the air. enjoy!