"Brave Sir RobinSan Diego, CAWhere were the kids when the
parents were off protesting the school? At home playing video games."Can you prove this? Jeeze some of the Deseret commenters and their
assumptions. And if the kids were out in the hall studying while the parents
were protesting? Oh wait ... you wouldn't know either way. Just brash
statements that you don't know for sure.
If these parents put as much energy into parenting as they did into getting mad
at the school, it wouldn't be a struggling school.The greatest
predictor of educational success (and hence, successful schools) is how involved
the parents are in the education endeavors of the child. Blame the schools if
you want, but failing schools are simply a symptom of failing parents. I went
to an underfunded school with overworked teachers, but I did well and found
success in life after school. Why? Because in my house, doing well in school
was an expectation and my parents worked to make sure I did what I needed to be
doing.Where were the kids when the parents were off protesting the
school? At home playing video games. Parents, quit breathing down the necks of
school administrators, go home, and help your kids with their homework. In
other words, stop being a protestor and start being a parent!
Teachers unions, just like all unions now, have contributed to and fan the
flames of the entitlement society in which we are deeply entrenched.
One more example of why Unions are no longer necessary. They won't do anything
to help the school turn around and fight the parents when they try to make a
difference. I hope the parents succeed.
In a land of freedom, why does government mandate school attendance, and decide
how our children are to be fed?