Parents -VS- Teachers
The Chicago Public school system is broken. Our youth are failing, dropping out, or can’t
graduate out of school. This is a problem because our youth are being taken to jail, killed, not employed or joining a gang.
Most people I hear from blame teachers and not the parent for their child failing school. I want to set the record straight. I graduated out of a public Elementary and High School. I don’t blame the teachers for me not going to class, not studying,
not doing homework, and not staying in school all day to finish my classes. Those actions were my choice and I have to live with them. All of my teachers push me to do the right thing in school but I wanted to be a bad boy so I did what I wanted to do. I look
at my father not being in my life, my mom working all the time, or the environment I was raised in.
People blame the teachers for all of the students failing school. They aren’t blaming the parents
or even consider all the deeming social issues that face our youth. Teachers deal with students around 30 hours a week sometime more, parents deal with their child around 130 Hours a week. Teachers have 25 to 35 students in the class room at one time and it’s hard to teach when you have undisciplined youth in that group.
We have parents that are rewarding their child with brand new Jordan gym shoes or clothes and their child is failing in school. How can you reward your child as a parent and you know they are failing in school? You can’t blame the teacher for not keeping your child disciplined. It is your jobas the parent to make sure you child is disciplined before he or she goes toschool. Parents have to be parents and not their child’s friend.
Parents have to help their children with their homework,
studying, show up to teacher parent conferences, come to the school outside of
report card pick up. We as parents have to stop going up to the school and
cursing the teachers out because they didn’t pass your child. Let us all remember
that it takes a village to raise a child so we as parents need to work with the
teachers to build up the next generation and instill in them the knowledge to
help them succeed in life.