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kids and homework

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Ron Pachter (rpachter)
Sun, 22 Feb 1998 20:45:59 -0500 (EST)

Here in Florida, we are being blamed for everything wrong with the schools,
we being the teachers, administration, lack of homework, etc---BUT NO ONE
ever mentions parental responsibility. Parents actually think that if we
fail a kid who doesn't do homework, then the teachers are wrong.
Personally, my Mom would have KILLED me for any such nonsense behavior.

I see honors kids who study very little and do bare minimum. My school is a
gifted-magnet school and the gifted kids are the worst for deadlines. They
say, "I don't need to do that, I'm gifted." Such logic, huh.
It is apparently a problem in the US, not just in a particular state.

Until parents make the kids accountable and we stop socially promoting and
lawmakers with NO CLUE realize it isn't our fault Johnny can't spell, do
math, or whatever, it won't get better.
There now, I'm slippp ppp pp in g off my soapy box. Thanks for listening.

Marlyn Foell

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