Our schools: More parents go online t...

Our schools: More parents go online to track students' progress

There are 11 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 13, 2011, titled Our schools: More parents go online to track students' progress. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Velsa Mora, a campus secretary at Eastlake High School, checks her children's progress online.

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Wilson

Fayetteville, NC

#1 Feb 14, 2011
Increasing parental access to their student's assignments is a great avenue for helping kids and their families become active stakeholders in their education. Demystifying the teacher gradebook is a good thing.
really

Austin, TX

#2 Feb 14, 2011
It's really great...now parents dont have an excuse..I'm on the parent portal every other day monitoring my kids grades and homework, so now if they say no homework i go and check
goto

El Paso, TX

#3 Feb 14, 2011
Okay, is it social factors or economic factors that allow the wide discrepancy in parent portal usage between west side and south side schools? True, parent involvement is crucial in a child's success, so how is the district going to get improvement other than access at a library which should already be available?
Mary

El Paso, TX

#4 Feb 14, 2011
I never had to check the progress of my kids,
they told me what was going on everyday and always showed me their report cards. I think parents need to communicate more with their kids.
Mary

El Paso, TX

#5 Feb 14, 2011
And both my kids were A students are now both in college. My oldest just made the Dean's list at NMSU.
Lupe

United States

#6 Feb 14, 2011
Mary wrote:
I never had to check the progress of my kids,
they told me what was going on everyday and always showed me their report cards. I think parents need to communicate more with their kids.
Well, not everyone is so fortunate as you. I find this service invaluable, as my oldest is constantly cutting class because he has a cheap, trashy girlfriend that lures him away to make love all day. My daughter was recently arrested for shoplifting partially because her teachers are always yelling at her and she needs a way to act out. My youngest is doing pretty well in school but he has a problem with being horny and wanting to stroke it as often as he can. I recently found a collection of 47 porno mags in his room, much to my chagrin. They weren't tasteful, arty nudes like you and I posed in for our husbands but rather graphic and crude and twisted. So three cheers for your kids who are perfect in every way but for the rest of us with real world children, we need a way to keep them out of the hoosegow and/or bordellos of town.
I Teach Your Kids Math

United States

#7 Feb 14, 2011
Why bother? About 85% of El Paso's current generation of children are incapable even of learning to tie their shoes. They just get bumped along through school by being coached enough to bubble in the right answers at TAKS time.

If the current downward trend in intelligence continues, in another two generations, El Pasoans will be living in caves and eating bugs.
really

Austin, TX

#8 Feb 15, 2011
Mary wrote:
I never had to check the progress of my kids,
they told me what was going on everyday and always showed me their report cards. I think parents need to communicate more with their kids.
no such thing as a perfect kid
Too Simplistic

El Paso, TX

#9 Feb 15, 2011
That's nice. I was on the Dean's List every semester I was an undergrad and made the Chancellor's List as a graduate student. I was not a perfect kid that told my parents EVERYTHING though lol. I bet your kids have gotten away with some pretty crazy stuff while you thought they out being little angels lol.
Mary wrote:
And both my kids were A students are now both in college. My oldest just made the Dean's list at NMSU.
Mary

El Paso, TX

#10 Feb 22, 2011
really wrote:
<quoted text>no such thing as a perfect kid
Who said they were perfect? Aren't we talking about grades? Duh.
Rudy

El Paso, TX

#11 Feb 22, 2011
Mary wrote:
<quoted text>
Who said they were perfect? Aren't we talking about grades? Duh.
Well, you implied your kids were perfect. Not everyone can communicate so openly and freely with their kids. When my daughter turned 12 my wife ordered me to tell her about the "birds and the bees" because she was too shy to do so. I have no idea why she was so sheepish because she dresses like a cougar and certainly knows her way around in the bedroom. But anyway, I gave it a go and began stammering and stuttering and hemming and hawing so I decided to draw a picture for my baby girl. When I was finished, she corrected me by saying that the head is usually bigger and that while my depiction of the missionary position was accurate, it was unrealistic for having sex in the backseat of a car. So it turns out that she already knew all this, much to my relief.

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