3. Were sick of standardized testing and having to teach to the test.
Tough - that is the requirement. We as parents are required by law to supervise our children and to provide an education. To do that, we need to know not only how our childern perform but how the teachers and schools perform as well. Quit complaining and do the job you have been paid to do.
9. We take on the role of mother, father, psychologist, friend, and adviser every day.
Then you are not doing your job. You are there to teach and NOT be a mother or father or psychologist to my child.
So when a 12 year old comes up in tears because she doesn't have her homework because the mother's live-in boyfriend kicked them out and she didn't have a chance to grab her backpack and they slept in the car all night, my reaction should be "That's nice, but you get a zero" and not a comforting hug and an offer to go talk to somebody?