Craig Brennan on Mon, 7 Jul 2003 13:01:05 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Tech jobs and politics, and IT diploma mills

The reason I left teaching in the public school system is because parents
like yours are the exception now and not the rule.  I got sick and tired
of the school system in general and the teacher in particular having to
absolve parents of their responsibilities.

It is the school's responsibility to teach children, not to feed, clothe,
and otherwise to fufill the basic set of needs that the parents who chose
to have them should be supplying.  Teachers are responsible for
reinforcing good behavior, not being the first to tell some feral brat
that no, you should not try to beat the crap out of another student just
because they looked at you funny.  Out of the 34 kids in my class my last
year of teaching, more than 20 of them fit that category.  I had good
classroom control, but I spent more time keeping the peace than getting
across subject matter.
--- Ian Reinhart Geiser <> wrote:
*gasp* what 
parents who have a roll in their kids lives!  and yes i did grow up in 
america :)

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