Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Cluelessness Crisis, Part 4

Now What?

While this article in the series appears logical, it gives the appearance parents should be cooperating with teachers throughout the school year. If children are enrolled in good Catholic schools, and good public schools for that fact (although there are very few to none here), then it's the responsibility of the teachers to cooperate with the parents.

It is stated in the article:

You can also consider asking your child’s teachers if you can come in and teach your specialized knowledge to the class; many teachers will welcome the opportunity, and children who don’t remember a thing they read in a social science textbook may well recall the old man who taught them military history using his scale model of the Battle of Waterloo.

In this day and age, how many teachers want parents intruding in their "space"?

And then this:

Above all, never accept the doctrine that disinterested experts have a better idea of what is good for children than loving parents.

While this is ideal, in some districts parents have been accused of being child abusers, simply for not accepting what the so-called experts have to say. This is why parents must remove their children from those districts, and get them away from those "experts".

I'm glad we've been out of the public school system for over 7 1/2 years. My "interference" in the classroom when my daughter was in kindergarten and first grade was viewed as non-productive and could have led to her being removed from my custody. This is another reason why we plan on homeschooling all the way through high school.

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