When schools have to be the parents

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    There are a lot of ideas floating around about how to "fix" K-12 education. Most people agree that it does not take a village to raise a child, it takes a parent.

    How should schools deal with neglectful or enabling parents? Can they?
     
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    Maybe they should teach good parenting skills in school...when?
     
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    Fifth grade? lol
     
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    No, but they can deal with neglectful teachers, like the one writing the OP.

    Why would a teacher whose students "consistently come home with failing grades on report cards, tests and homework assignments" wait for the parent to call them?
     
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    Some parents are like Donkeys.... I'd imagine...

    Are you saying..that if your child came home with straight "F,s" you wouldn't notice..?
     
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    heh...no I would notice.

    But only because I'm ULTRA VIGILANT, to the point that I DEMAND that papers be sent home (although papers with "F's" have a high mortality rate getting from the school to the home).

    To help avoid this, some schools post the grades on a secure online gradebook, so parents can check grades at any time. However, this does NOT, IMHO, let teachers off the hook from calling parents to let them know why and how little Muffy or Tyrone is failing the class.
     
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    I can accept that the teacher should give a call but Chanels asking...

    How should schools deal with neglectful or enabling parents? Can they?
     
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    Yes, they can bug the shit out of them by calling them every day to discuss Muffy or Tyrone.
     
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    The trouble with American schools is obviously the trouble with American communities.

    Doubt that?

    Okay go into the schools of affluent communities, and then visit schools in slums.

    ARe they both having the same problems?

    Time to admit that schools are there to teach children, and they can NOT solve the problems until we solve the problems in the communities from which they draw their students AND their funding.
     
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    Funny you should say that...my brother's school is trying such a policy and now the office is getting complaints that the teachers call TOO much.
     

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