To: AZ GRAMMY
All it takes is about 50 or 60 parents to go down to the school board and tell them they'll pull their kids out and start their own private school (or homeschool them)if they don't knock it off. I don't think parents should threaten to do so unless they are willing and able to do so. The administration has to know they are serious.
About ten years ago, a local school board in my county wanted to extend the school year. This was in a minority school district by the way. The kids could have profited by an extended school year, but the parents didn't want it (their right), and they let the school board and superintendent know that they would pull their kids out if it came to past. They were serious. As a result, there was no extended school year. Parents have more power than they think and can vote with their feet.
I'm for treating every student with respect, but I'm totally against pandering to one group, especially when that group involves itself in risky behaviour that eventually is going to cost me some bucks.
posted on 07/07/2003 3:54:48 PM PDT
Parents should never THREATEN to take their kids out of government schools. Parents should TAKE their kids out of government schools.
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