There are other topics that should be addressed in this essay.
Funding for schools is continually being cut from budgets in most cities. A person with a college degree will think twice about becoming a teacher.
There is an issue that some parents want to be seen as a child’s friend over that of a parent. I have run into people who want to be the “cool” parent. In a number of cases this does not go well.
Helicopter parents. Children have almost zero nonstructured time. There are no free range children.