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>> For too many parents, school is just this foreign place where the bus
>> their kids 180 days a year.
>Hey I hear ya on this one! I had a parent who was quite upset at parent
>conferences this year that I made such a big deal of her coming to
>when her kid was doing just fine ( and he really wasn't doing that fine).
>sat at the conference ( we have student led conferences, so I see all the
>of my Prime Time group( kinda like homeroom) I tried to stress the
>parent involvement in school. She felt that I inconvenienced the family by
>her come to get the report card and conference. DUH! she just didn't get
>only had to come to the school ONCE this year and made a big deal about it
>front of her kid.
>But I think we have to look at the bigger picture. While the parents are
>and the kid is unsupervised what are they doing? We all know what is on
>these days. TV is filled with sarcasm and attitudes. And this is what our
>students bring to school with them everyday. Parents can be part of the
>but there is a whole lot more out there affecting our students.