Should parents be able to take over their child’s school for non performance?

http://parentrevolution.org/our-staff#ben-austin

Interesting concept. Do you think the problems in schools like the ones in this project are the kids? The parents? The teachers? The standards? Personally, I think it is useless to try to teach children anything if they have never been taught the necessary social skills to be able to be taught. I also think that teachers are responsible to model the expectation behaviorally, before they can ever get to the idea of teaching. I would not ask someone to build a house without making sure they had a set of tools that were sufficient. Along those lines, I have learned from operating programs for expelled kids, that I could not ask them to be willing to learn and listen, when they did not have the skill set needed. That is called setting a kid up for failure. Now, with that said, it may be the parents who are responsible for not teaching the skills, but that is an entirely different topic, that we will address. What are you thinking as you read this? Please share.

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2 thoughts on “Should parents be able to take over their child’s school for non performance?”

  1. I think you are spot on. Kids do not have the social skills that should be modeled and taught by the family institution and bolstered by the education system. We need to be teaching our children to “Master thyself”. So many parents do not have the tools to master themselves. This post makes me think!

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