I agree on every level, parents need to be held responsible for their children then who knows...Even in elementary schools, as I have found out. My sister worked in a high school that had over 2500 students, saw 35 kids a day in 9 periods, all of which she hated. It's lack of care from administrators toward teachers...sometimes. If there's no encouragement of why we choose to teach, from anyone, but more importantly from administrators we get run down and therefore care less about what we teach and who we teach.
--- On Wed, 3/11/09, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Obama on Education
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <email@example.com>
> Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 12:18 PM
> Of COURSE, raising standards alone and making schools
> accountable will not make much of a
> difference. When will parents ever become
> accountable???!!! When will school districts have
> the resources to track down students who are truant? When
> will school boards have the
> backbone to stand up to parents who don4t send their kids
> to school every day? Or defend
> their delinquents? Or care only that the kid is eligible
> for sports? I think it4s past time
> to start holding kids back a grade if they don4t measure
> up. Critics mention the emotional
> impact that has, but what about the ninth grader who hits a
> wall and can4t keep up with his
> The only way to change education in this country is to
> change American society.
> Okay, rant off.
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