Yesterday several Atlanta teachers and administrators received jail sentences for their roles in the Atlanta cheating scandal. The judge vilified the teachers and administrators. What they did was bad there is no argument about it, but were the teachers the only ones responsible for the children’s education? I saw a mother lamenting that her daughter was taking remedial classes in college because of what was done to her in the Atlanta school system, but my question is why didn’t her mother know she had difficulty with her school work? Parents are the children’s first teachers. How many parents read to their children before they could read? how many parents would sit and let their small school age children read to them? Were the Atlanta parents active participants in their children’s education? How many of the parents now complaining every went to a PTA meeting or a parent/teacher conference? No one is excusing what the teachers did but when looking for the people who failed the students some of the parents need to also fault the man/woman in the mirror.
Atlanta Educators going to jail, but were they the only ones that failed the students?
By musesofamom, on April 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, atlanta cheating scndal, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Fox News, media, MSNBC. 1 Comment
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