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Posted on 10/09/2011 3:16:55 PM PDT by Steelfish
Teachers Increasingly Use Home Visits To Connect With Students Families
By Kevin Sieff, October 9
The two high school teachers knocked at apartment 512 of a Crystal City high-rise and waited to see the inside of Alvaro Nunez Alvarezs life.
Up to this point, the teachers knew this about 14-year-old Alvaro: He was quiet. He had recently arrived from somewhere in Latin America. He was smart and ambitious.
They were here to fill in the blanks to conduct a kind of parent-teacher conference on the familys turf. Theres no better way, many educators say, to turn distant or unresponsive parents into allies and communicators, actively involved in the education of their children.
But that means venturing far beyond the classroom, penetrating the private spaces that students disappear to when the afternoon school bell rings.
When the door to unit 512 opened, there were Alvaro and his sister, standing in their matching Wakefield High School T-shirts, blushing. There were his parents, well-dressed, deferential, letting out a stream of thank you so much and its our pleasure to host you in Spanish.
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Don’t let ‘em in!
My kids school does this (a small private Christian school).
We refuse to participate. Our home decor and lifestyle is none of their business.
It’s a puff piece extolling the virtues of liberal teachers riding to the rescue of the poor, downtrodden, illegal aliens.
Barf alert missing.
There is no way I’d make home visits.
All I can say is that they better have a Sheriff with them if they try that stunt at my house.
There is a similar teacher home visitation program at the school district just north of me here in central Texas. It’s part of the NCLB act pushed down our throats by nanny staters Bush and Perry. Perry probably would have added mandatory at home Gardasil injections had he gotten his way.
“...He had recently arrived from somewhere in Latin America....”
Somehow I’d not be surprise if the word “illegal” was not omitted from between “recently” and “arrived”.
So naturally, our school officials were just there to make sure that the parents got 1) the requisite free medical care, 2) information on how to file for benefits, 3) advice on how to ignore summons, insurance, and all else that the rest of us have to put of with, and 4) registration for the dim-bulb-crat party.
Back when I started homeschooling, the other kids in my daughters dance class public school teachers were doing this, and the parents loved it. This was for first grade, and no illegals in sight in the schools closest to us. That was around 1998, more than ten years ago.
Training for the coming marxist tyranny has been in place for a long time.
>But that means venturing far beyond the classroom, penetrating the private spaces that students disappear to when the afternoon school bell rings. <
Umm..F NO! That “private space” is reserved for families and learning time for the student. Just like employees who don’t want to see their bosses faces after work, the same can be applied here.
Oops, that’s “illegally”...not “illegal”.
The only teacher who ever visited us was married to our next-door neighbor’s brother.
The teachers at the 140 or so Turkish Fetullah Gulen public charter schools do this too, and the number of sheeple parents welcoming them in is surprising.
I don’t think you have to let the teachers in. If they call, tell them you will meet them at some neutral site if you don’t want them at your home. Personally I’d have no problem with them coming to my home, if arranged in advance. If the teachers are liberal types it might provide a little opportunity for THEM to learn something!
The Establishment is making giant strides to usurp parental rights. It wants no family ties. No sanctity of marriage. And a long list of other freedoms they intend to terminate. But they are happy to supply smut TV with no moral lessons and anything else that lowers the moral code of the people. Wake up America!
“... it might provide a little opportunity for them to learn something”
I don’t think liberal types ever really LEARN something; however, my concern would be “what do they learn about YOU”. For example, if you open your fridge and they see a beer... possible alcoholic? If they ask to use the restroom and somehow the medicine cabinet door open revealing a prescription... drug user? Is there a hunting/outdoorsy type magazine in plain view... gun owner. A few dust bunnies in the corner... filthy house? A person’s home is their HAVEN. It is theirs and theirs alone and it usually reveals more about the individual than you would expect. No way, no how, not in a million years would I allow entry. IMHO.
Volunteers doing on-site background research for the government.
Looking for indications of guns in the house, tobacco residue, suspicious books and literature like the bible or copies of the US Constitution, right wing artwork like pictures of the founders or the Crucifixion, bitter clinger publications like Shotgun News and Leatherneck magazine.
Another reason, added to the endless list of reasons, to Home School.
I have no problem with your point of view. I just don’t care WHAT anyone sees of my house (not that we have people over all that much). They WILL see a few dust bunnies, my wine rack and our reading materials, lot of conservative stuff and Bibles and commentaries, Sunday School materials.
However, I agree that should be the parents’ call, not the teacher’s.
I have a large portrait of Bedford Forrest in the schoolroom.
How do you get by with that?
Do the Culture Cleaners know about it?
Do they know who he is?
I got it from the “Southern Partisan,” back when there was one. I don’t think most people would recognize him, and these days, probably wouldn’t even recognize a Confederate uniform. Given the general academic level of educationalists, if one came in here, she’d probably ask, “Is that your grandfather?”
As someone who almost became a teacher I can tell you that in the old days this was done. It was a good thing too. It helped the teacher teach better. Of course I am referring to schoolmarm Miss Crum who taught Opie. Back then we had prayer, the Bible and the “board of education” in the classroom as well. Yes Miss Crum actually used her ruler once! On Earnest T. Bass of all people. Getting back to the subject at hand, yea back then it was to help students, now I think they are snooping and would not trust them.
I wouldn't be surprised.
It is good to keep in mind what Santayana said about those who cannot remember the past.
Keep up the good work!
I have another print of a cavalry charge upstairs, and the baby likes to say good night to General Forrest, his horse, and his flag.
This is ridiculous in the extreme, but I am not surprised.
That’s the part that jumped out at me too, it says everything you need to know about statists. The “private space” the kids are “disappearing” to used to be called their “home”, the most important place in a child’s life.
Now government workers look at homes as dangerous hideaways where people escape from government supervision and which must be subject to spot checks by the agents of the state to make sure there’s nothing subversive going on.
Fascists the whole damn lot of ‘em.
Parents do not have to participate. Gardasil also had an opt out. In fact the Legislature did not pass the vaccine law, so not one dose was ever given. You are just taking a slap at Perry. Uh, I live in TX, so I am up on the laws there.
Actually, there is a provision in Obamacare Law that states that qualified government agents will come to your house to teach parenting.
Perry deserves to be bitch slapped for even considering his Gardasil edict. Frikkin’ nanny stater.
Anyone who'd willingly let an agent of the state into their home is a moron, and is complicit in the erosion of our freedoms.
Teachers in most states are bound by law to report any "evidence" of child abuse, and I really don't think I'm paranoid to believe that their idea of what constitutes "evidence" and "child abuse" is not at all like mine.
Can I swing by my kid's teacher's house, to see if their private space reflects the kind of person I want influencing my children?
(of course this is a moot point because my children don't go to govt schools)
Immigration was not called to the address????
Might be a good idea after the parents missed about two parent-teacher-conferences.
But only if set up beforehand!
That NCLB crap was one of the reasons my wife gave up her teaching credentials.
That NCLB crap was one of the reasons my wife gave up her teaching credentials.