posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 05:05 PM
reply to post by ReluctantBlossom
I do not debate the fact that the administration does indeed have legitimate concerns and they are mostly well placed. I am sometimes very rough, but
fair, with the administration and as individuals they do mostly care. I hold nothing personal against the staff, as I know they ultimately are only
the messengers. However, when we as parents are not exactly able to reach the people that are responsible then my only choice is to vent my
frustrations upon the school staff. If I come off the wrong way, then they need to get thicker skin or otherwise provide me with a direct path to the
powers that actually make the decisions. Until then, and while they themselves are part of the system, they are also responsible for carrying that
ball as well and be willing to accept my wraith when I come down on them. Which could be taken as, if the school administration wants me off their
ass, then put me in direct contact with the people that are and quit hiding behind their desk and technology, and I will then leave the school staff
alone. I am just waiting for them to give an excuse that it is the computers fault.
It is these cases where the staff fails when I vent or whatever else about procedures. It should be their responsibility to ensure my concerns are
passed up the chain and make things be known from first hand experience as the results start coming in from decisions that are made higher up, coming
from a school administrator should at least carry more weight than what I would have with the decision makers. Instead, their answer is always, "well,
thats the way it is, I do not make the rules", but sit there and agree with me at the same time. That does not sit very well with me, especially when
I try to instill in my children to always stand up for their beliefs, but instead I usually receive some canned reply to my issue. Which in the end is
basically saying, we do not care what you think, this is the way we are doing it, get over it.
For me and this issue, I think it boils down to infringing upon my principals.
edit on 1-9-2011 by Skewed because: (no reason given)