Are they really worried about a "chil...

Are they really worried about a "child left behind"?

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Got to be kiddin

Corinth, MS

#1 Jan 1, 2013
This is a major concern of mine for my child in the corinth middle school. I have a child that has trouble in math. I have begged for help!!! The teacher shows no concern in helping! I have ask for work to be sent home for a tutor to use and she says she doesn't have any. They are supposed to be finding my child a tutor at school but have not followed through. I'm having to pay a tutor and it's hard to have extra money to do that. I'm getting the feeling that my child isn't "popular" enough to worry about. If my child was an outstanding athlete, that might make a difference. Schools are more concerned about winning a game than making sure each student gets the help they need. My child isn't stupid, just has a weakness in math. I am very much "on top" of my childrens education and not embarrassed to ask for help for my child like some parents are. I'm not the type parent to run to the superintendent with complaints, but maybe he needs to be aware that when he brags how each child is receiving an education that some need help and the faculty isn't helping. I bet I'm not the only parent that has this problem!!! Share if you have a concern!
I_ SAY

United States

#2 Jan 1, 2013
I would certainly go to the super with it, how many times have you spoken with the teacher about it?
Jack

Nettleton, MS

#3 Jan 1, 2013
The teacher is the first place to discus these issues. Schedule a conference and follow up with the teacher weekly to discuss progress. He/she has many students to deal with, you have one. Be proactive. And there is an appropriate way to address the issues in the conference and mentioning the things in your original post will not be beneficial to you or your child's education(even if they are true) stick to the topic of how to improve your child's learning in math class.
Mother

United States

#4 Jan 1, 2013
I set up a conference with a teacher and it only made matters worse for my child. Now the teacher calls him out and embarrasses him about his weakness in front of the whole class. I would advise going to the super because that's what I'm gonna have to do. Tired of my child coming home upset because the teacherhas made fun of my child in front of the whole class!
Got to be kiddin

Corinth, MS

#5 Jan 1, 2013
Jack wrote:
The teacher is the first place to discus these issues. Schedule a conference and follow up with the teacher weekly to discuss progress. He/she has many students to deal with, you have one. Be proactive. And there is an appropriate way to address the issues in the conference and mentioning the things in your original post will not be beneficial to you or your child's education(even if they are true) stick to the topic of how to improve your child's Ilearning in math class.
I have tried to set up a conference but I only get emails. I have worked in the public school system in the past. I am aware of protocol. I have requested the teacher call me but she will not. I only get emails. Whatever happened to talking to a
teacher? And I agree sticking to helping my child is the only issue I need to address but she doesn't seem bothered by the fact he is struggling. I feel she isn't fulfilling her job by not trying to help me. I realize teachers have many students and my child isn't her only concern but should not be treated any less important. I'm just very frustrated! I hate to go "above" her head or even the administration at the school, but every child should be treated the same.
Got to be kiddin

Corinth, MS

#6 Jan 1, 2013
I_ SAY wrote:
I would certainly go to the super with it, how many times have you spoken with the teacher about it?
I have not spoken with the teacher but not because I haven't tried. I have tried to be nice because I have worked in the public school system. I am aware my child isn't her only priority by my child deserves the same as the others. I have requested to meet with her but not getting anywhere. Some teachers just don't have the time anymore. If my child was a behavior problem I might see where she thinks I'm blaming her, but my child has never been a behavior problem and knows what will happen if there is a behavior problem at school. I just frustrated and hurt for my child!
Got to be kiddin

Corinth, MS

#7 Jan 1, 2013
Mother wrote:
I set up a conference with a teacher and it only made matters worse for my child. Now the teacher calls him out and embarrasses him about his weakness in front of the whole class. I would advise going to the super because that's what I'm gonna have to do. Tired of my child coming home upset because the teacherhas made fun of my child in front of the whole class!
This is the reason I haven't already "gone over heads" with the situation. As I replied to someone else, I have worked in the public school system. I know how teachers treat students when they get mad at the parents! My child she may have in the future will also be affected. My child already has a low self-esteem. This situation is not helping at all and to be singled out in class will hurt more. My child is not a behavior problem at all so her not working with me on this because she has behavior issues is for sure not the reason. She just apparently doesn't care enough to help every child. When
I hear...she thinks I'm stupid...I am hurt and mad!!
Got to be kiddin

Corinth, MS

#8 Jan 1, 2013
Thanks for the input! I have been on this sight only a few times and didn't like much of what I saw. I just wanted to see if any other parents have the same problem. I'm praying for guidance in this situation before school starts back next Tuesday.
Jack

United States

#9 Jan 1, 2013
Mother wrote:
I set up a conference with a teacher and it only made matters worse for my child. Now the teacher calls him out and embarrasses him about his weakness in front of the whole class. I would advise going to the super because that's what I'm gonna have to do. Tired of my child coming home upset because the teacherhas made fun of my child in front of the whole class!
Wow, have you spoken with the teacher about what your child accuses her of doing? Or do you just take your child's word for it? Most teachers actually do want their students to learn.
Ummm

Tucker, GA

#10 Jan 1, 2013
Hey Lady, you gave birth to your kid. It is YOUR responsibility to teach him things at home. The teacher is NOT the only person responsible for his learning. Don't complain about the cost of a tutor. Guess what? He's yours. You want him to learn his math better? Don't fuss about the teacher. She is probably doing the best she can with 120 or so students. She doesn't have time to sit down one-on-one with your kid every day or respond to your relentlessly annoying e-mails. Pay for a tutor and stop whining.
#amothersbond

Shannon, MS

#11 Jan 1, 2013
Ummm wrote:
Hey Lady, you gave birth to your kid. It is YOUR responsibility to teach him things at home. The teacher is NOT the only person responsible for his learning. Don't complain about the cost of a tutor. Guess what? He's yours. You want him to learn his math better? Don't fuss about the teacher. She is probably doing the best she can with 120 or so students. She doesn't have time to sit down one-on-one with your kid every day or respond to your relentlessly annoying e-mails. Pay for a tutor and stop whining.
For real! A child's first teacher is those raising them.. Go to school, try it for theirselves, it is called team effort! Must back what's being taught 100%! I as mother and teacher know that! Life skills used to be taught as early as Kindergarten.. not anymore. Now " policy writers and politicians care more about how "the child comes up with the answer" cognitive thinking..vs if the answer is right or wrong!! Race to the top folks:: how much time •Specifically• do YOU spend on your child's education?? Wake up America!
Got to be kiddin

United States

#12 Jan 5, 2013
Ummm wrote:
Hey Lady, you gave birth to your kid. It is YOUR responsibility to teach him things at home. The teacher is NOT the only person responsible for his learning. Don't complain about the cost of a tutor. Guess what? He's yours. You want him to learn his math better? Don't fuss about the teacher. She is probably doing the best she can with 120 or so students. She doesn't have time to sit down one-on-one with your kid every day or respond toyour relentlessly annoying e-mails. Pay for a tutor and
stop whining.
You apparently dont have children!!! Yes, my child is my responsibility and making sure that every teacher my child has gives him/her the best education...because my high tax dollars pay their salary...is my responsibility also!!! I'm not complaining about the money I invest in my child just the unconcern that some teachers give to students. My child is very well behaved and respectful...that has been taught at home. I also help my children with their work and encourage them to do their best. I expect the same from teachers and some put no extra effort out when a child is struggling. Since you dont know who I am nor I you...just from reading you reply...you sound like an obnoxiously punk who hasnt been taught to respect. My child may not be the best math student, but I can guarantee you that mine wouldn't have responded so sarcastically to something that was intended for helpful input. There was no call for your sarcasm! I'm a single mother doing all I humanly can to provide and support my children! I have worked in the public school system and I know first hand that some teahers put no extra effort into helping but there are those that go above and beyond! I really shouldnt have lowered myself to your level by even responding but you twisted what I said and I feel you need to make sure you understand before you reply so rudely!!
Fase Palmer

Frisco City, AL

#13 Jan 5, 2013
Got to be kiddin wrote:
<quoted text>You apparently dont have children!!! Yes, my child is my responsibility and making sure that every teacher my child has gives him/her the best education...because my high tax dollars pay their salary...is my responsibility also!!! I'm not complaining about the money I invest in my child just the unconcern that some teachers give to students. My child is very well behaved and respectful...that has been taught at home. I also help my children with their work and encourage them to do their best. I expect the same from teachers and some put no extra effort out when a child is struggling. Since you dont know who I am nor I you...just from reading you reply...you sound like an obnoxiously punk who hasnt been taught to respect. My child may not be the best math student, but I can guarantee you that mine wouldn't have responded so sarcastically to something that was intended for helpful input. There was no call for your sarcasm! I'm a single mother doing all I humanly can to provide and support my children! I have worked in the public school system and I know first hand that some teahers put no extra effort into helping but there are those that go above and beyond! I really shouldnt have lowered myself to your level by even responding but you twisted what I said and I feel you need to make sure you understand before you reply so rudely!!
You pay over thirty-thousand dollars in taxes a year? Because if you are, then you can say you pay a teacher's salary.

If you aren't, then the pittance you pay in is returned thousandfold in the education, babysitting, transportation and possible reduced/free meals your child receives at school.

Care to tell us how much you pay in taxes per year or would you rather stop whining and step down off your soapbox? I'm sure a single mother with dependents pays a high tax rate. Correct me.
Got to be kiddin

Corinth, MS

#14 Jan 6, 2013
Fase Palmer wrote:
<quoted text>
You pay over thirty-thousand dollars in taxes a year? Because if you are, then you can say you pay a teacher's salary.
If you aren't, then the pittance you pay in is returned thousandfold in the education, babysitting, transportation and possible reduced/free meals your child receives at school.
Care to tell us how much you pay in taxes per year or would you rather stop whining and step
down off your soapbox? I'm sure a single mother
with dependents pays a high tax rate. Correct
me.
Your input confirms my convictions that I will never again visit topIx and discuss anything with sure ignorant and narrow minded people!!! This is not a soapbox for me...just trying to find out if anyone else had the same issue I did! As far as how much i pay in taxes...none of your business. And further more...my children do not receive free/reduced lunches! I in no way qualify for any type of assistance. Although, if children with a deceased father would qualify then my children would!!
Ummm

Frisco City, AL

#15 Jan 8, 2013
If you really wanted help, you would have gone to your child's school and spoke with those involved in the matter until your concerns were adequately addressed. Hello, parent/teacher conference! Instead, you bashed his teacher in a public forum. Yet, I'm the obnoxious punk?:-)
Pitiful

United States

#16 Jan 8, 2013
This is a true example of why you as a parent, just have to face the consequences of some just there because its only a paycheck to them. Pay the tutor and your child will get through this. Not all kids learn at the same pace. And, teachers, there is more to teaching Math than handing out worksheets.

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