Originally Posted by Marlin
I can't help but agree with Marlin T !!!!!! [Very Succienct and to the point !!!]
My Dad, God rest his soul, was an "Old Time 3R" Superintendant of Schools in New England for nie on to forty years. In his day, the teacher would have been out of the classromm, and his system, before the sun rose the next day.
That is different than the parents making a big stink. When they suggest that and the school rejects it, let it drop.
We see this as wrong, what the teacher has done, and it is just because she is an authority figure that it is as bad as it is- but she is STILL an authority figure. Taking this to the school board helps instill the disrespect kids these days have for authority. It teaches, "Anytime you disagree with the authority, take them to task on it."
You may argue that we need to sometimes, and I agree. But that isn't really something that has to be taught, it's natural, what has to be taught is the ability to "shut up and take it."
My parents are doing it to my brother. They sit there and badmouth his teachers constantly, I call them on it and they pull out this "Well this teacher IS bad" bullshit (when I know it is just the same thing as when I went through it)... but back in my day my parents NEVER would have called a teacher out over me, it was ALWAYS my fault. If they badmouthed a teacher it was NEVER in front of me.
Which is fine because I respect authority and my brother does not.