The rantings of a teacher who retired from the classroom but not from education.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I'm tired of the blame game.Teachers are not responsible for everything their students do, but parents are not all to blame either. This year, as in pat years, I have met lots of concerned parents, parents who have done everything and more to help their child succeed. They've been checking homework and signing tests. They've showed up in school whenever they were asked and even when they weren't asked. They've punished and they've rewarded. In spite of this, their kids screw up.
I don't have answers, only observations and from what I have observed, there are people out there that will never do what is expected of them, what is correct, no matter what the consequences or rewards might be. It is time to stop pointing fingers. Sometimes there are no solutions.