Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New York Times: Punish parents when kids don’t learn

What do you think?

Should schools have the right to punish parents when kids don’t learn? Check out this article from the New York Times.

Let us hear your comments.


Logan said...

Blaming/punishing parents still doesn't address the fundamental issue - We have a system that is dominate by the interests of adults, not a child's education.

Richard Innes said...

RE: Logan's Comment

You raise a good point. In too many ways, in too many parts of Kentucky, school systems are more responsive to "Adult Issues" than to the needs of the students.

Example: Parents are not to blame for too many inexperienced teachers being placed in the Persistently Low-Achieving Schools in Jefferson County. That was the result of a school "Adult" deal between the teachers' union and the district office, which the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability says may have violated the law.

Here's a good question: when was the last time parents, not the coach, got blamed when a team did poorly?

Liberty General said...

Great point, Richard. Usually, the parents are yelling at the coach.