posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 11:19 PM
reply to post by kluskinoodle
You see the problem, good and I am glad you understand what your position and responsibilities are.
Where the problem is, the teachers that will not take charge of their classroom, or exploiting tenure. When they encounter an issue that they either
cannot or will not deal with, then they diagnose the child with ADD. I have seen first hand how this works. In my case, the teacher, for what ever
reason refused to take charge and a little discipline would have fixed the problem.
I also think that technology has driven a wedge between the parents and the teachers. There are times that I feel that, at the least the
administrators avoid parents, maybe not so much the teachers.
Then we have the teachers that actually care. To me it seems that the very same system that a lot of parents despise, also is the teachers nemesis as
well. There are times I have seen where the teacher was attempting to do the right thing and would get denied, usually due to PC, or fear of safety is
a good one as well. I do not know what a good answer really is for those teachers, but the only one I can think of is those must start fighting the
same system as the parents are. Going against the administrators wishes, when appropriate. I know that would not be a popular option, I just see no
other. If the teachers want to see change, then the parents and teachers must band together to get our schools to quit conforming to the DOE and get
it shut down.
But at the end of the day, I think, what we may actually be seeing from some of the parents is not that they do not care. It is that they are fed up,
frustrated and feel helpless. Because trying to talk to some of the administration is like talking to a brick wall. If something has a chance of being
controversial there is a very high chance it will be ignored. Every day is status quo, day in day out, how can anyone learn in an environment like
that. As a result, the parents just do not get involved with the school, because it never does any good.
edit on 13-10-2011 by Skewed because: (no reason given)