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Re: parents complaining about music and other sad tales.....

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Nnaell_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Oct 01 2000 - 13:49:36 PDT


Not shocked by this. We have a new "quality of life" initiative in our
school. along with that comes a form letter than is used to communicate
disruptive behavior to parents. I sent one home for a student who had to be
reengaged at least 5 times in 10 minutes and then proceeded to play on his
stool and fall off.

When the classroom teacher gave the note to the parent, her response was "Do
you think he was bored?" The teacher told her she was having similar
problems and finally the mother admited he had had problems with same thing
last year. I had this student last year as well and had similar problems.
Was not going to have it again for another year!

These days...parents are so quick to blame the situation or another student
or teacher rather than having their child be responsible for his/her
behavior...and yet..want the schools/teachers to be responsible for teaching
their children behavior and manners!!! You just can't win. They don't want
the truth...they want to be told their children are the most perfectly
behaved, the smartest and the most talented...with little effort on the child
or parent's part!!!

Sorry...just venting!!! an impossible situation!