Advice from a retired teacher on dealing with parents who are critical of the system has many people appreciating her views. Do you believe she is correct?
Most people believe that educational systems across the world need to reform. However, there will be little progress unless parents evaluate their parenting and stop blaming teachers for their children’s misfortunes.
After hearing parents and others criticize the educational system and instructors for years, a retired teacher encouraged parents to think twice before casting fingers at the system.
She had her thoughts published in a newspaper to reach a larger audience. Obviously, her words have gone viral and become an Internet sensation.
Check out what she had to say in this post:
“As a retired educator, I am weary of individuals who have no knowledge of public schools or haven’t been in a classroom in the last few years determining how to improve our education system.
Teachers are not the issue! The issue is with the parents! They are not instilling in their children proper manners, respect, or even a basic understanding of how to get along with people. The youngsters arrive at school wearing shoes that cost as much as the teacher’s whole outfit but without a pencil or a piece of paper. Who supplies them? Teachers often purchase items using their own money.
Consider the parents and students of “failed” schools. Consider the parents and kids while evaluating “failed” schools. Do parents attend parent-teacher conferences? Do they communicate with instructors on a regular basis? Do they ensure that their children are prepared by stocking up on essential supplies? Do they keep an eye on their children while they do their homework?
Do they have working telephone numbers? Do the students take notes in class? Do they do their homework? Do students pay attention in class, or are they the ones causing disruptions?
When you look at these factors, you will see that not schools are failing but the parents. Teachers are unable to perform both their professional and parental responsibilities. Nothing will improve unless parents stand up and do their job!”