You are so right! I actually had a student tell me I couldn't
"give" him a B because he was "AG"! The whole lack of responsiblility
thing is a pervasive and universal problem, I think. Society may be
reaping what we sowed with the me first-if it feels good, do it
generation. I have seen lots of changes in 25 years!
Am concerned about our colleagues in Florida who were hit by
awful weather-any news?? Linda > From: Ron Pachter[SMTP:rpachter] > Sent: Sunday, February 22, 1998 8:45 PM > To: sidmill.us; artsednet.edu > Subject: kids and homework > > 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 >