Letters to the Editor...
Wow! You guys really pushed the right
buttons for me. This is topic that so many
parents often discuss, yet the question is
reversed...How do you make teacher's
accountable. We know that there are the few
and rare "Master teacher", as indicated by
the one response from Jacque/WAK-1. But
what about the one who need a quick and easy
pay check via a classroom full of children
who will sit like statues and miniture
adults all day so that I can earn a living.
And yes, that is what most parents
perceive. Especially, the parents who
attempt to be present in the school, activc
and available, with teachers who cover up
the windows on the doors for fear that a
parent will walk by and decide to look into
the classroom, Yes this has happened to me
on more than one occassion. What about the
teacher who sent home the rubrics to an
assignment with the graded assignment. When
asked why the rubric was not sent before
hand so that I the parent could assist the
child with the assignment. I was told
because she explained the assignment in
class. When asked if the expalinations were
as detailed as the rubric? There was no
response. This says to me that this teacher
does not expect the parent or the child to
be held accountable. I sam so tired of this
gottcha attitude of teacher's who are faced
by parents like me who will write letters to
the persons who should be held accountable
and that includes the tax-paying parents,
the pay check receiving teachers and over
paid administrators. When we, the parents,
can find competent, caring, master teachers
like Jacque/WAK-1, then you can look for
accountability. We spend 3 -4 hours per
night doing homework for each of two
children. When does teaching take place?
At home or in school. Were it not for
tutorials, school would be useless! Let's
also stop and ask why is there such a major
increase in the number of parents opting for
home schooling, and it's not just safety
that scares most parents, but the inability
to get a quality education from supposedly
professionals who can not even teach simple
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.