Thursday, March 14, 2013

To Teachers... Read It Only If You Can Take It

   I realize few teachers read this and few even care what gets said. I'm just so sick of the whole institutional mindset that allows them to believe they are god in human form. Good grief. Wake up. You have been the ones to create a violent generation of kids. You had them  more hours of the day. You want even more. Guess you've done SUCH a good job. 
   Yes I'm mad. Let me share the link... you decide for yourself.

  Now let me give you my response... 

  I MUST respond...
#1. Just because you are a teacher does not make you an expert. I've seen enough to know there are bad and good ones just like there are bad and good doctors and lawyers. I don't trust all of them either so please understand I am goi
ng to look at you closely before I decide to trust you. Recent news reports about character issues with teachers (having purchased the murder of their exhusband) leaves you with enough understanding about why SURELY...if are just going to have to "trust me" on this.
2. I WILL ask my child whether or not "that is true" ... I want to hear from my child because I VALUE my child and what they say. By suggesting I should not you demean my child and demean the parent/child relationship. Mark number one against you when deciding whether or not to trust you.
3. I do want to hear if there were witnesses. You being the ONLY ONE seeing it and you BEING ALONE with my child are two things I DO NOT ACCEPT.
4. Your assignments are not the only thing important. Of course, I'm looking at this from the perspective of being with mine all the time...but understand...there are other things we do and suggesting that you can pile a work load on my child and EXPECT it to be done or take precedence might be asking too much. Summer reading assignments are fine if PARENTS ARE INVOLVED...but you teach fall, winter and spring. Unless you want to put in the hours over summer to be there teaching...leave families alone. You've already piled on more than enough. Kids have NO TIME with family due to school activities, homework and church functions. This REALLY needs to be rethought as before God made school and church He made FAMILY. The one area that is the weakest and the one area MOST TORN DOWN by school and church schedules. Who cares about sports and plays and concerts and your special evenings out. I would like to spend time with my family. I'd like for ALL OF US to be together. Not in your planned schedule. Alone. In a way WE CHOOSE. That's important. I don't public school, but my friends who do are overwhelmed with functions that COULD BE AVOIDED if you weren't determined to remove FAMILY from the picture. Don't tell me supporting family is your plan. SHOW ME.
5. Sadly, if parents feel that they need attorneys already we have challenged the family so much that they are now feeling threatened by the institution. There are parents with issues, but far more are overwhelmed by the fact that teachers and school admins feel they are the authority over the child even though GOD GAVE THAT CHILD TO THE PARENT THUS THEY HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY. This is important...because right now the institution is raising children and parents and kids and teachers are being brainwashed to believe it is the way it should be.
6.I feel sorry for parents in an institutional world that CLEARLY is not in favor of parent/child relationships or willing to give up power. I feel sorry for parents who have to deal with teachers and admins who spend a good deal of time talking about how messed up parents are behind their backs and then say "trust me" to their faces.
7. Parents do need to talk with teachers. All the time. Weekly. Finding out what has gone one...but if my child tells me something I'm going to believe him over you. Why? Because I want my child to know that he is safe. If he says you hurt him I want him to know I will take that seriously. I have worked LONG AND HARD to build that trust. I will not allow you to tear that down.
8. Above all...handle things professionally teachers... if you have a problem...go to the parent... not the neighbors...the ladies and gents at church....not your friends... go to the parents...and for goodness sake...why don't YOU treat families and parents with respect?
YOU as teachers have a LONG way to go before you are going to be winning more respect. Sadly, because you always choose to push the reason on to parents, I doubt you will ever understand why.

   Do what you want to with it in your own mind. I'm sick of being quiet just to keep from making teachers mad. I'm surrounded by them and it's starting to be the last thing I want. 
   God did not give you MY kids to raise. He gave them to me. 
   Now it's time YOU understood that. 

   Sincerely....A MOM   



  1. Love!!! I feel the same, hence the reason mine are home. The 4-7 hours of homework is crazy, after they have been in school for 9 hours. If an adult did "work" like that at home after hours, things would go very sour..

    for anyone reading this there is a facebook group you can get involved in where some serious homeschoolers are getting together to fight this. there is also a website.
    the website is still in the beginning stages but you can bookmark it. there is a page, but it has JUST begun and there's no info on it yet. but do join us if you care!
    Thanks Holly! Love you!

  3. These young people will be our next law makers and will decide our fate and the fate of our children and grandchildren. this is not a selfish work.