Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A letter from a mom to a school district!

Do you ever want to just give someone a piece of your mind but you know that as soon as you do the repercussions would probably be taken out on your children.

So today I thought I would share with you the letter that I would l-o-v-e to give the school district.

Dear School,
 As you educate so many children and do a great job I would like to point out a few things that I feel should be addressed. I have always felt that if I am having problems with these issues and my children have expressed their concerns that there is a large chance that others share my concerns also.

In no way should high school football coaches teach anything other than 
gym/pe. When their degree is not in a specific core subject and you are placing them in a "void" because their football record is why you have hired them is an injustice to the children that are taking that core subject. When I contact the "said" teacher with a concern about a problem my child was struggling with and your reply to me was that you have not had time to look over and grade the assignment because you have been scouting the future teams that you will be playing is unacceptable! The project in question was also turned in 3 weeks prior to my phone call to this teacher!    

Receiving a title 1 label causing you to do cutbacks is understandable yet when you take away the gifted program is unfair and somewhat a form of discrimination. You did not allow for the budget cut to affect the special needs programs (thankfully) nor did you allow the budget cut to affect the bilingual programs. 

So when you cut out the gifted program your reasoning is because these are smart children and they will be ok. Well, for your information as a parent of a gifted child this was not ok. Because without that extra challenge that the program gave to him, his school attitude has became bored and indifferent. 
When we have discussed it with him he explained how he is done with his work so early that the teacher tells him to lay his head on the desk and rest.

 So now it is ok to take naps in school? At least that is the way my 5th grader is associating this.  He comes home and tells me that he was able to take two naps today! 
When I complained, it was explained to me that they just didn't have enough work to challenge him! They think we should have him skip a grade, however I feel going from 5th  to 7th would be a big mistake. Sixth grade is such a developmental age for a growing boy. 

Well... that is about long enough. I could go on with some other complaints but can't we all? Those happen to just be at the top of my list that I have felt like I battled all year this year. 

Have you had any problems with your kids and school that you feel like you are better off talking to a brick wall? Please share...

                                         Weekend is almost over
                                           so have a great day!!

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