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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Mrs. Pistachio on Teachers and Parents

As most of you already know Doug will be out of town for the rest of the week. This is Mrs. Pistachio, and I will be writing the posts on Political Pistachio until he gets back.

Most teachers work very hard at what they do. I know that I worked very hard and enjoyed it most of the time, except when kids were defiant and the child's parent had to be called in to help resolve the situation. But we live in the real world, and teachers don't have the luxury to stop class and pick up the phone to call the parent when the child behavior is unacceptable. That is because now these days both parents work fulltime jobs and are not home until late more often not. But, regardless on where you wish to teach in regards to public or private schools, the responsiblity is on the teacher, unfortunately, to act both as teacher and parent because parents are not able to be as involved as they once were. It's a sad thing that parents have decided to relinqish their parental responsibilities to a school system with less at stake in the success of the child, thus burdening in already struggling system.

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