Over 40 8th graders from Bradwell elementary school on Chicago's south side did not graduate with their class of 2009. Just days before the graduation students found out they would not be walking across the stage. The parents of the students were angry and filled with uproar. Several of the parents blame the teachers for not keeping them informed of their child's poor performance. Some teachers have stated that parents need to get more involved I their child education.
The purpose for sending our child to school is to learn the basic fundamentals of reading and math and other subjects that are affiliated. The teacher's job is to guide the students towards meeting average or higher academic levels, to make sure they succeed to the next level. The parents are supposed to keep up with their child's progress in school by any means. They are suppose to make sure their child is in school everyday, and enforce them into doing homework and general studying. Some parents feel that since their child is in school they don't have to participate in their education. However, teachers are not babysitters, they can't make their students learn-that's the parents job and the child's job.
If a child is not doing good in school it's mainly the parent's fault, but it is also the child's fault! Everyday I ask my sons what's for homework; I keep up with all their subjects. If they don't understand something I assist them in a way to improve their understanding-instead of doing their work for them. Also children have to want to meet the required standards to pass to the next grade. I can't blame my sons teachers for their poor performance-if any. My job is to find out the problem and help him as much as possible. I teach my sons to focus, pay attention, and take their time when in school. If they follow those things that will help them enhance their learning ability.
This year my oldest son passed to the 7th grade with 4 C's, 4 B's, and 3 A's: my youngest passed to the 6th grade with 5 A's and 3 B's, he also made the honor roll 3 times in a row! I am proud of my boys and I will continue to stay on them and push them to strive towards higher goals in education.
I want to know whom do you blame for children's poor performance in school? Parents or Teachers?