Thursday, March 1, 2012

Emailing parents

Author: Dorsey Velasquez

My husband is a teacher and he always has crazy stories about the parents of the students that he teaches. Apparently, the parents have access to my husband’s grade book online. My husband told me that this is new as of last year. When I was in high school, my parents had no idea what was going on with my grades until my report card was sent home at the end of each semester. I am also pretty sure that I had some teachers that made up grades for students based on their behavior in class. These days, the parents look at every grade for the students and if they have any questions or issues, they immediately email the teacher. My husband had an email from an upset parent the other day that he delayed responding to until he got home. He was pretty worked up about it and wanted to get my input before he sent his response. I am glad that we now have internet at our house so he can do that. I found our internet provider by searching for “wireless internet service Lowell” and we have been pleased thus far. I helped my husband with his response to the parent and I think that his response was professional. The parent was upset that his child had a zero on a test, but the student had been caught cheating in class. I think that a lot of kids these days are enabled by their parents who refuse to provide discipline at home.

1 comment:

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