Sunday, May 3, 2009

Interviews and writing

Want to help me with a paper? Just answer this question in the comment section.

What do you see as roadblocks in the community or in the families of students to school success or career development?


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ShazBraz said...

parental apathy and/or ignorance resulting in a lack of support and follow through.

lindsey said...

Socioeconomics is the single most important roadblock when it comes to student success and achievement. How can parents check on homework or make it to P/T Conferences when they work three jobs to put food on the table? Does a parent who is so worried that their child will get sick because they can't afford to go to the doctor also equally worry when the next Biology test is?

In my experience, from two countries?


If good parents are leaving their own children 'behind' because they can't see a better, brighter foreseeable future, how is a underfunded school or teacher supposed to do it?

Anonymous said...

I concur with the above statements.
Having not had a child in school for many years now, ( on second thought do you and Dustin count as current?????) I am kinda out of the loop. However, With the schools in Oregon closing later this month ( weeks early ) because of lack of funds, With our esteemed govenor in in the Land of Enchantment cutting school funds in the recently past legislature in favor of pet projects, ( shame on him and the legislators for letting him ) perhaps the economy, or lack of funding also plays a part. So, lack of funds, lack of interest on the part of the students and their parents, all play a part. The downward spirial of morals, manners, and the lack of respect for others also play a part from my perspective. Don't know if this helps, but can't think of any thing else. Have a good day. Dad

David G. Woolley said...

Home School!

Sandra said...

Interesting, David. Why do you see home school as a road block to success or career development?

Karlene said...

I agree with Lindsey. Having to work so hard to make ends meet leaves the parent to tired for anything but apathy.

I also think that when a family is experiencing trauma, like divorce or abuse, it is very hard for a child to care about math facts when their family is falling apart.

Home school is a solution for families who can afford it and have the temperament for it. But not for struggling families.