parent teacher conference
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ok so here is my question....why?
Why do we set aside a night or several night and put the teachers all in one location so that parents can come and talk to them?? Mostly what happens is, the parents of the good students come and hear over and over "what a great kid you have" while the parents of the students who are failing never come. Obviously these ( the parents of the failing kids)are the parents we want to talk to but never get to. So what is the purpose of this activity? I really think it's a hold over from the 50's and 60's when stay at home moms were more prevalent and they wanted to do the whole meet and greet thing with the teachers..we really need to come up with something like parent teacher email night...oh well just my little rant as I really don't want to sit here at school for 4 and 1/2 hours for the 9 parents who actually show up.


Wednesday, February 28, 2007 1:53 PM


Maybe internet video conferences? Naw, that would make sense. They'll never go for it. :(

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 10:39 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER the older sibling to a "problem" student, I know my parents have gotten tired of always coming in and hearing the same old schtick about my brother's underused capabilities. Never once have they suggested how he could be helped cuz of course he's hopeless at this point (he's 20, not finished high school, and has suffered ADHD the majority of his life on top other learning and behavioural issues that only got officially diagnosed a year or so ago).

I respect teachers a lot msg...but sometimes I wonder about how they can write some students off. That or how schools can write students off because helping them would mean a drain in resources:(


Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:41 AM


Sucks. Maybe we should have a few people escort those parents that never show up. Willingly at gunpoint huh.


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