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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 10:15 PM
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17. I want our media to report how many parents don't bother to show up for conferences
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 10:17 PM by proud2BlibKansan
It blows my mind every damn year. How many brain cells does an adult lack to not want to come to school and meet their child's teacher? Or even call them on the phone? Or answer the phone when the school calls?? Why do we have to use our cell phones to call parents???

It doesn't matter what district it is, whether it is low income or middle class or wealthy - urban, suburban or rural - all have parents who refuse to get involved.

And just once I'd like to see a story in my local paper or on my local news reporting the number of parents who don't show up for conferences.
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  - How long before "This report can't be true, just... just... because charter schools are better"?  ck4829   Jan-03-10 03:02 PM   #1 
  - They have to keep up with these until they get the results  tonysam   Jan-03-10 03:03 PM   #2 
  - Once again we have somebody unrec'ing a thread  tonysam   Jan-03-10 03:07 PM   #3 
  - Your threads sure get unrec'd a lot  sandnsea   Jan-03-10 03:10 PM   #5 
     - I ALWAYS Rec tony's Threads  Dinger   Jan-04-10 08:15 PM   #38 
  - It's not about charter vs public  sandnsea   Jan-03-10 03:08 PM   #4 
  - I think it's about union busting and privitization  bread_and_roses   Jan-03-10 04:06 PM   #8 
     - If public schools didn't have 50% graduation rates  sandnsea   Jan-03-10 04:53 PM   #9 
        - And when unions are in charge of the curriculum, the grad requirements and so on...  MichiganVote   Jan-03-10 05:35 PM   #10 
        - That's fine, except as it relates to the poster  sandnsea   Jan-03-10 06:08 PM   #11 
        - But your only response was a slam at teachers/teachers' unions  bread_and_roses   Jan-03-10 09:26 PM   #14 
        - Uh no, I slammed teachers  sandnsea   Jan-04-10 01:11 AM   #20 
        - And you can prove that the teachers unions has been detrimental to students how?  MichiganVote   Jan-03-10 10:01 PM   #15 
           - I didn't drag teachers unions into this debate  sandnsea   Jan-04-10 01:07 AM   #18 
              - Ok, so by your tape measure all teachers are bad and should exercise more control  MichiganVote   Jan-04-10 04:59 PM   #28 
        - +1  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-03-10 08:08 PM   #13 
        - Maybe parents ought to step up and make their kids stay in school  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-03-10 08:07 PM   #12 
        - And THAT is the story no one wants to tell---how many parents let their kids run w/o supervision.  MichiganVote   Jan-03-10 10:04 PM   #16 
        - I want our media to report how many parents don't bother to show up for conferences  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-03-10 10:15 PM   #17 
           - A test score and a grade my dear...that's what child learning has been reduced to.  MichiganVote   Jan-04-10 04:56 PM   #27 
              - It's worse than that.  tonysam   Jan-04-10 06:37 PM   #35 
                 - Yes that is true.  MichiganVote   Jan-04-10 08:23 PM   #40 
        - Oh I know, teachers are perfect  sandnsea   Jan-04-10 01:08 AM   #19 
        - They aren't "perfect".  FBaggins   Jan-04-10 12:30 PM   #22 
        - You're right. Education is primarily the parents' responsibility.  FBaggins   Jan-04-10 12:29 PM   #21 
        - If teachers had anything to do with graduation rates,  montanto   Jan-04-10 01:39 PM   #23 
           - Teachers aren't the be-all-end-all of dropout rates  FBaggins   Jan-04-10 02:08 PM   #24 
              - Feel free to explain  montanto   Jan-04-10 02:57 PM   #25 
              - How did the unions get added in to this?  FBaggins   Jan-04-10 03:07 PM   #26 
                 - *sigh*  montanto   Jan-04-10 05:19 PM   #30 
                    - This isn't a binary situation.  FBaggins   Jan-04-10 05:31 PM   #32 
                    - What in God's name does the union have ANYTHING to do  tonysam   Jan-04-10 06:40 PM   #36 
              - So if I understand you correctly, when a customer leaves a bank and takes all their money with them,  MichiganVote   Jan-04-10 05:14 PM   #29 
                 - Nope... But I never said that, did I?  FBaggins   Jan-04-10 05:25 PM   #31 
                    - Teachers certainly do matter. On that we agree. As to the "face" of the organization,  MichiganVote   Jan-04-10 05:53 PM   #33 
                       - Teachers have almost NO control.  tonysam   Jan-04-10 06:36 PM   #34 
                          - "Control" no... but plenty of influence.  FBaggins   Jan-04-10 08:03 PM   #37 
                             - "Plenty of influence" over what exactly?  MichiganVote   Jan-04-10 08:21 PM   #39 
                                - Here's a question for you  FBaggins   Jan-04-10 08:47 PM   #41 
                                   - You've missed some memo's. "Influence over hearts and minds" don't count no more.  MichiganVote   Jan-04-10 09:50 PM   #42 
                                      - An interesting and understandable rant...  FBaggins   Jan-04-10 10:27 PM   #43 
  - i`ve read enough on my own and from my fellow du`ers that...  madrchsod   Jan-03-10 03:30 PM   #6 
     - All one has to do is look who is peddling them, and  tonysam   Jan-03-10 03:35 PM   #7 
 

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