Stupid in America
As a teacher...I hate to do this, but I honestly blame the parents. The teachers can't do anything if the students aren't taught respect and how to do your work. The teachers in my school bend over backward to engage the students but the students have to meet them half way ya know? Also, the parents don't check in on their kids progress and make sure that they do their homework.
Don't hate it, Amanda. Give credit where credit is due! My step-mom is retiring from almost 30 years of teaching this semester. I hear all kinds of stories about terrible parents.
I didn't view the piece as slamming teachers. There are horrible teachers and I'm sure there are some inept parents also. I thought the piece was very informing and a little surprising. My interpretation was that there was no single entity to blame. I think there is plenty of blame to go around. I don't place it solely on the teachers or any one group. I do think the NEA has made educating our youth here in America a serious challenge. I believe a common sense approach which offers balance and diversity is desirable.
The public school system in my area is not one I would want my children to attend. I'm thankful they live in a rural area where they get lots of one on one attention. The School Board in the capital city of Baton Rouge is in terrible shape. The middle class of that city is already either placing their children in private schools or moving out to suburbia where the school systems are noticeably better. The poor and minorities suffer the most and the stereotypes continue. Nothing about that situation is positive.
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