Unfortunately many parents see it as you do. What Mr G. was saying that on top of trying to educate your kids, he is till giving more of himself. You even commented that even a decent parent would do these things but in reality, Many parents don't. The think that teaching discipline is left to the teachers. They always assume the problem with their childs education is not with the child or the parents. It is always the teachers fault. Parents at most deal with 3-6 children at a time. They have probably never dealt with the ratios of 28 or 30 children to one teacher. Many parents just do theScott Gruzinsky;
That was your week? You did 5 school related things all week? Did you teach classes, or attend a conference at Disneyworld? While what you say you did is commendable, it wasn't much. A decent parent does that and more every day. You must be tenured to believe that doing am minimal amount of work is worth a salary. Wish I got the summer, and several more weeks off during the year, and only had to do 5 things a week. Instead, I work for a living.
By the way, to become an Emergency hire for the DOE, all it takes is a bachelors degree so why don't you give up your current job and apply to be a teacher. Uncertified teacher must then be enrolled in a state approved teacher's certification program to continue teaching. They must pay for this out of their own pockets or seek out programs such as troops to teachers to accomplish this. While working toward certification, they must come up with their own curriculum since their is no curriculum except HCPS III which only list the minimum standards for students to meet. Did I mention that this puts emergency hire teachers pay at 30K per year and will go up to 39K when they get cerified and tenured. So if you think that you can do better, try it. The DOE has openings. By the way, keep up with NCLB guidelines and try to meet AYP at the same time.
The complaining needs to go to the overinflated DOE, BOE and your legislator's.