Part of a school's job, in my opinion, is to keep an eye on the children while they're in their care, and take notice of anything that might appear to be wrong with them while they are at school. However, to what extent should they be involved in the home life of a child?
A child at my son's school isn't happy at home, and one of the teachers will buy his uniform for him, and make him a packed lunch - because his mother won't do it. I think that this teacher is wonderful, but should that type of effort be actually expected from teachers?
I think schools have a responsibility for helping children through very difficult times in their lives, but to what extent should they actually be involved?