On 3/26/09, anon wrote:
> I have 15 kids this year who are low in math. We ran before
> school tutorial sessions from November to February. The
> kids were invited to attend along with those in other
> classes. Only four kids were signed up by parents.
> Meanwhile, a group of 8 moms complained to the principal
> that their girls didn't want to have anyone know they had
> trouble. The moms want the teachers to stay after school to
> work individually with their daughters for free. The moms
> feel this is part of the teachers' jobs.
> It turns out that the 8 kids have volleyball, swim practice,
> baseball practice, and lacrosse practice. So now, the moms
> want the principal to have the teachers come in on weekends
> to help their kids. This is to avoid having the kids miss
> their sport team practices.
> The moms put sports ahead of academics every time. However,
> the girls are supposed to receive 3's and 4's on their work.
> If the teacher gives a 2 because the kid has a 60-79%
> average, the teacher is "terrible".
> As teachers, we find this group of moms to be rude bullies.
> Anyone else out there have this type of blatant behavior
> from parents?