posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 09:53 AM
reply to post by smyleegrl
I feel your pain. On the other hand, lets don't distribute the blame on one side of the problem, anyway.
There ARE bad teachers, or teachers who personally dislike a student (don't tell otherwise, I am sure anybody on this forum just like myself
experienced something like that on his/her own.. *sigh).
Of course, the parents' job is to raise their children. If they fail, the kid might fail, unless being raised/taught by another person. But there are
several core issues which are integral to the parents duties, as "Do your homework, or else!" ("or else" appended only if needed..). If the
parents fail at those, the kids have no chance to learn them otherwise, because even if the teacher give them bad marks, the parents might ignore them
or blame the teacher, as you experienced.
There are some solutions, as always in social problems: Telling the parents that they failed = problems with your superior. Giving the kids bad marks
as consequences for bad work = parents will yell at you. Ignoring the parents and kids problems = parents will yell at you.
I would say: Stiff upper lip and give them hell! They failed! Can you prove it? Do you have lists of not done homework, absence from school? Show
Sure, you might get fired (here in Germany, most of the full-time teachers are public employees, irredeemable.. Lucky one, eh?). But at least you put
on a fight.
On the other hand, its only how long till retirement?.... Lets wait it out...