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...
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 going
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 not...you are just going to have to "trust me" on this.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.