quote:I agree that what goes on in the home is the beginning to what could be a good or bad education for a child, but if a teacher is not doing his or her job, has not had the proper training, etc., how is this the parents' fault?
It's the parents fault because in the end it is the parent's responsibility to educate their children. We "hire" the state to educate them. That is why some people are opting to home school.
And as stated, if there are bad teachers then the PARENTS should be aware of this and do something about. How about going to PTA meetings and Open House.
Too many parents ready their kids to go to school but don't prepare them for it and fail to continue to take interest in what and how they are being taught. I have heard parents in my office talk about how their child was "going to get it" if they came home with a bad report card. My question is why don't you already know if they are making bad grades? They do work that is grade that is used to determine their final grade. Why don't you know what grades they are getting? This is because you are not taking interest in YOUR child's education. And it will be YOUR child that suffers in the long run not the teacher.