There is historical evidence that suggests that children from broken homes find it difficult to perform well academically. This is definitely a cultural crisis. Civilization would not be able to survive without a strong family bond. Research indicates that children from two-parent households perform better in almost every statistical category in comparison to children raised by one parent. This is definitely an obvious problem for education, yet hardly anyone speaks about it. A teacher would find it difficult to control the classroom and gain respect if parents are not instilling obedience in their children. It is very difficult for a single parent to mentor their children when they are not present at home. In such a scenario, training teachers to be a substitute is an option that can be considered.
Teachers have learned through experience that children do not do their homework if their parents don’t make them do it. In such a scenario, teaching would be an unsuccessful endeavor. Hence, teachers must perform a substitute role and support those children in the education process. Teachers must mentor students to behave and earn good grades. Though they cannot be a complete substitute and ultimately parents cannot neglect their parental responsibilities, it can to some extent minimize the negative impact of a broken home.
The problem is a vicious cycle. Broken homes and bad parenting make education extremely difficult. The education system must also be revamped. A school system must not separate moral instruction and character formation from the education of students.
Children suffer due to their parents' mistake. At the same time, they are most likely to follow the same path as their parents. A school system, especially the teacher must educate them to live differently. It would be difficult to solve everyone’s problems. A teacher can substitute a broken home only to a certain extent. Finally, parental involvement would be crucial for character formation and academic excellence.