While I hold the teachers up to a high standard to teach, not babysit our children, the students themselves are also largely responsible for their performance. Here’s Boortz on this:
FACE REALITY LADY .. YOUR SON MAY BE A SLACKER
I was perusing the Naples Daily News on line yesterday and came across a story about some woman whining because her son got a C in English instead of a B. His overall score was 79.8. Diane High says that the grading system is not “beneficial to our children.” She’s also afraid that the C score will affect her child’s chances of getting into honors classes when he goes to high school next year. She says “He’s an A student.”
Lady … your kid isn’t an A student. He just got a 79.8 in English in today’s generally dumbed-down schools. That’s not an A, and it wasn’t a B when I was going to school either. If I remember my days at Pensacola High I believe I had to get close to an 85 before a B showed up on my report card. Giving an unearned grade to your child would not be beneficial, as you put it. But I’ll tell you what would be beneficial. Instead of showing your child that you’ll rush to his defense when he slacks off and gets a merely average score in a subject, yank his Play Station away and lock his butt in his bedroom for a few hours of after-school hard-core studying until those grades come up.
And quit whining. If you really gave a flying damn about your kids education you wouldn’t have him in a government school in the first place.
While a lot of people don’t have a choice as to public vs. private school, that doesn’t mean the parents can’t help out and teach their children after school as well.