Letters to the Editor...
The least that parents should be
accountable for is to make sure their
children attend school every day and check
their book bags and homework each night
(or if they work nights, first thing in
the morning). I have heard of a school
district in my state that made parents
sign a contract to this effect. I don't
think that legally any thing has been done
to parents that haven't held up the
agreement. I do know that my school
district has taken parents to court for
not sending their children to school. The
family in my school that this happened to
was prosecuted and will face some
consequences if her children do not have a
doctor's note as an excuse. I agree
with Cato in that children do much better
with parent support. I have seen this
countless times in my 17 years of
teaching. I think that all parents should
have to sign an agreement stating that
they will at least send their children to
school every day, unless really ill and at
least talk with their children about their
homework (I have had parents that can't
read and therefore could not help with
homework). There should be mandatory
parenting classes for parents that can not
do these small, significant tasks for
This month's letters:
Accountability, 1/31/02, by keccles.
Accountability, 1/26/02, by Margaret.
Parent Accountability, 1/24/02, by Lori.
Accountability, 1/24/02, by Keccles.
Accountability, 1/19/02, by Whitebeard.
Proven Research, 1/09/02, by Kara Sherfick.
Keccles, 1/08/02, by Stacy.
Parent Accountability, 1/08/02, by Marilyn Treuil.
school auction, 1/08/02, by ginger taylor /canaan elementary pto.
Parent Accountability, 1/07/02, by Bill Page.
Accountability, 1/07/02, by Keccles.
It's about time we make them accountable!, 1/06/02, by Mkocar.
Do we need them to be accountable?, 1/06/02, by Stacy.
Parent Accountability, 1/06/02, by Little John.
Parent accountability; teacher responsibility, 1/06/02, by Bill Page.
Parent Accountability - the overachiever, 1/05/02, by Don.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by Doodah.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by Jacque/WA/K-1.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by Bill T.
parent accountability, 1/05/02, by sandy m.s..
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by JoAnn.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by a middle school teacher.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by another 5th grade teacher.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by Julie.
No tax rebate, surcharge them, or tuition refund incentive, 1/05/02, by George.
parent accountability, 1/05/02, by jen.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by MaryBeth.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by cato.