To: Laurie S
Why this country doesn't believe in investing in the child is beyond me.
Paying teacher more = investing in the child? Wrong!
We don't want to pay to send them to daycare, we don't want to pay to have them taught properly. ...SNIP...Blaming the teacher first is a sure sign of not taking responsibility as a parent to make sure your child gets his/her homework done and studies properly, IMHO. :)
So, which is it? Do we (I assume you mean the government) pay to send our kids to daycare, or do we take responsibility as parents. You cant have it both ways.
Are you a teacher? I'm just curious.
posted on 04/30/2003 8:02:33 AM PDT
(If we blame our parents, will our kids blame us?)
"So, which is it? Do we (I assume you mean the government) pay to send our kids to daycare, or do we take responsibility as parents. You cant have it both ways. "
I don't know if you heard this or not, but many families have a mother and father who both work outside the home. so, they have to take the kids to daycare where they will be tended to by low paid workers. When I mentioned responsibility as parents I meant that they should get involved with the kids' lives more and not brush them off when the kids have homework to do. When they get home from work they should look in the kid's bookbag and also talk to the kid to find out how school went and if there's anything they are having problems with. Talk to your kids, people. Stop blaming the teachers because you don't take the time to get involved in your kids' life.
"Are you a teacher? I'm just curious. "
No, I'm not. But my aunt is a teacher. It's not a job just anyone could do. You have to be patient and love kids enough to get involved and try to make a difference. Unfortunately, many parents want teachers to be the care giver and do all the dirty work that the parents don't want to deal with. Lazy parents = lazy, uneducated kids
posted on 04/30/2003 8:15:21 AM PDT
by Laurie S
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