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Now, will someone please explain to me how I, as a parent, am supposed to back up the teachers at that school when they mete out punishment so unfairly?
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Two hours on homework, and 6-7 hours in class is a 8-9 hour day. That isn't reasonable. If adults had to go through the same things kid had to they'd protest.
So 9 hours a day with school, 9.5 hours a night sleeping for teens according to the American Sleep Disorders Association, that leaves them with 5.5 hours for everything else. A lot of kids play sports so throw in another 2-3 hours and on some nights they have 2.5 hours for eating and whatever else.
Is that reasonable? No. Is that healthy? Definitely no.
Kids don't have a voice like adults do, I've seen some pretty awful things done to students that would never fly with adults. High School probably isn't the same since you went, whenever that was.
Btw, where does religion fit into this? I suppose they will all have to be agnostic or atheist because they won't have the time or the energy to pick up and read a holy text. But according to you, at least they got an education, an education that will ultimately die along with them in 60 years, probably 50 years with the way our nation's health is going.
Maybe if kids spent less time in lower education, they'd be more willing to progress further in college because burnout wouldn't be an issue. If we want everyone to work for low pay and long hours, then our present course seem fitting. People will work that way out of necessity.
You can't raise a child with no responsibilities, no duties, and instant gratification of everything he wants, and then expect him to magically turn into a responsible, self-disciplined adult at a certain age, or upon graduation.
Basic survival skills (such as those listed above) are learned from a VERY early age, and when a kid has a ton of homework, flunks a test, is stressed over getting a project completed on time, etc., the real lessons he is learning - or is supposed to be learning - are not the facts printed in the books. Am I the only one left in the world that gets that?
We are only here to be part of a system - to grow up and work 40-70 hrs / week. School and college are organized to keep us working forever without ever questioning anything. Those who go to college are the most obedient and "succeed" the most. People who don't go to college (myself) typically get labeled as "fringe" for a reason.
Schools are failing because people believe that intelligence can be instilled into children.
]Schools are failing because teachers aren't told to teach - they're told to assign homework.
Schools are failing because the kids are too obedient to question the worthiness of these "educations".
The answer, as always, is LESS GOVERNMENT!
I believe that most of the fault lies with the parents and with the school systems, who should both view the teachers as their allies and partners, not their adversaries, and should hold the students accountable for their conduct and their grades, not the teachers.
At the university level, FERPA privacy rights vest solely in the student, even if still a minor. The law does not allow parents an automatic right to see the university's records about their children.
However, parents can access their children's education records (e.g., transcripts, disciplinary records, account balances, etc.) in the following ways:
• ask your son or daughter for a copy of his/her records
• have your son or daughter complete a consent form that authorizes release of his/her education records to the parents. (See general student consent form above, or use the US Department of Education form )